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Thread: Whole-Wheat Chili-Mac
09-17-2007, 07:25 AM #1KellyGuest
Preparation Time: 18 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
This one-pot hearty meal can easily be altered to meet your family's
tastes. Try subbing ground turkey breast for the beef and whole-wheat
spirals or wagon wheels for the macaroni.
12 oz uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
1 medium onion(s), chopped
14 1/2 oz canned stewed tomatoes, Mexican-style, undrained
1 1/4 cup canned tomato sauce
2 Tbsp canned green chili peppers, diced, drained
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup dry whole-wheat elbow macaroni
15 oz canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup SoyaKaas Grated Parmesan Style Soy Cheese, or similar product
In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is browned, about
10 minutes; drain off fat. Stir in undrained stewed tomatoes, tomato
sauce, chili peppers, chili powder and cumin; bring to a boil.
Stir in uncooked macaroni and kidney beans. Return to a boil, reduce
heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes.
To serve, spoon into bowls and sprinkle with grated topping. Yields
about 1 1/4 cups of chili and 1 1/3 tablespoons of topping per
Serve with fat-free sour cream and low-fat or fat-free shredded
Mexican cheese, if desired.