Ground beef, salt, black pepper, 1 packet taco seasoning, 2 cups water, 1 cup jarred mild salsa, uncooked rotini pasta, shredded Mexican-style cheese, toppings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro. In a large deep skillet over medium heat add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally. Drain grease. Stir taco seasoning into ground beef then stir in water, salsa and pasta noodles. Stir, cover and reduce heat to a simmer until pasta is tender.
Here’s how to make an old-school Salisbury steak, just like you remember it (unless you remember it from TV dinners or school cafeteria lunches — in which case this recipe with caramelized onion gravy is way better).