• This Cowboy Pasta Salad Recipe Is A Definite Crowd Pleaser!

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    When it comes to trying out delicious traditional dishes, cowboy pasta salad is a must have on your diner table at occasions. The cowboy pasta salad is a delight full of multiple flavors including ground beef, bacon, cheese, hot sauce and our all-time favorite, Worcestershire sauce. One of the greatest things about this salad is that it is open to versatility and changes, and you can customize it the way you want as well. The blend of these exciting elements to make a light salad is why it is loved at all family events, parties, holidays and celebrations.

    This salad is fantastic for a fast side dish or a fine summer meal. It combines a bit of everything. It is great for lunch as well as for the dinner. It is a wonderful salad to use a number of those fresh garden vegetables you might have laying around.

    You wouldn’t want to have the same type of salad for dinner over and over again, and the best thing you can do is to use a bit of creativity and flavors in your cooking. Making pasta salad is fast and very uncomplicated and there are lots of distinct and delicious recipes to pick from.


    1. Cowboy Pasta Salad with Ground Beef

    In case you have a preference for green olives instead of black, or baby spinach instead of lettuce, you can incorporate all your likings into the salad. You can even substitute the cheese or meat. Following is our traditional recipe for Cowboy Pasta Salad

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    • Pasta Shells 16 ounce
    • Drained Kernel Corn 15 ounce
    • Smoked Bacon 16 ounce
    • Ground Beef 1 Lb
    • Cumin 1 teaspoon
    • Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoon
    • Red Chilli flakes ¼ teaspoon
    • Mayonnaise 1 cup
    • Spicy Mustard 2 tablespoon
    • Barbecue Sauce ¼ cup
    • Hot Sauce 2 ½ teaspoon
    • 15 ounce can kernel corn, drained
    • Grape Tomatoes 1 ½ cup Halved
    • Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 ½ cup
    • Green Onions 5 Chopped


    • Boil and cook the pasta as per instructions on the box and set it aside. Chop and gather your vegetables and spices beforehand for easy assembling.
    • Sauté the bacon in a pan and set it aside.
    • Cook Ground beef thoroughly; drain the fat and set aside. Season the beef with the chilli flakes and cumin.
    • In a separate large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot chili sauce.
    • Next, add the cooked pasta, ground beef and bacon into the bowl. Add the vegetables along as well. Stir and toss the salad; then serve.

    Recipe adapted from Belly Full

    2. Cowboy Taco Pasta Salad

    The ‘taco’ term might have caught your attention, and for all the right reasons. Following is a recipe for cowboy taco pasta salad that is a unique recipe and is bound to impress your guests. After all, who doesn’t love tacos?

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    • Bowtie Pasta 1 Lb
    • Kosher Salt To Taste
    • Ground Beef 1Lb
    • Taco Seasoning Mix 2 Teaspoon
    • Black pepper to taste
    • Olive Oil 2 teaspoon
    • Fresh Lime Juice 3 teaspoon
    • Cumin ½ teaspoon ground
    • Drained Corn 15 Oz.
    • Black beans drained 15 Oz.
    • Cherry Tomatoes Halved 2c.
    • Shredded Cheddar 2c.
    • Green Onions 4 Chopped


    • Cook and boil pasta asper instructions on the box and set it aside.
    • Cook the ground beef thoroughly. Add taco seasoning, salt, pepper and drain excess fat.
    • Make the dressing in a separate bowl by adding olive oil, lime juice and cumin. Season again with salt and pepper.
    • Pour the salad dressing over the pasta.
    • Add vegetables, ground beef and toss the salad.
    • Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Recipe adapted from Delish.


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