Servings: 6

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.