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postheadericon Quick Chili-Mac

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Quick Chili-Mac is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for a spicy Tex-Mex entrée. Ingredients include: lean ground beef, macaroni, salsa and kidney beans spiced with chili pwder and topped with cheese. This is a delicious recipe you’ll be using often and saving as a keeper. It is also a healthy, low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Quick Chili-Mac wull be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) extra-lean ground beef
2 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
1-1/2 cups water
1 (15-1/2 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup thick, chunky-style salsa
3/4 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Brown the ground beef and chili powder in a large saucepan.

2. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese to skillet and combine well.

3. Bring to a boil. Cover. Lower heat to a simmer on low heat. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes. Serve topped with the pepper-jack cheese.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a leafy green salad to make it a meal, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup.

Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 3 Meat (L) + 1 fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 290, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 620mg, Sodium: 920mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 26g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/30-minute-chili-mac-136906.aspx

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