Chili Mac

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This crowd-pleaser is made even more fun by adding crazy-shaped noodles. Garnish each serving with shredded Cheddar cheese, green onions and sour cream if desired.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 carrot chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups radiatore pasta
  • 4 cups short pasta

Method

In large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon. Remove to strainer to drain.

Add oil to pan; sauté onion, celery, carrots, garlic, chili powder, cumin, thyme and pepper until carrots begin to soften, about 8 minutes.

Stir in crushed and diced tomatoes, kidney beans, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and beef; reduce heat, cover and simmer until celery is tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and stir into chili.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 544 mg
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 355.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 863 mg
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g

%RDI

  • Iron 41.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 49.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 37.0
  • Vitamin C 35.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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