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Mexi Beef Chili Mac

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
A campfire classic for years, this version of beef chili mac spices things up with the cumin and ground red pepper.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp Spicy Seasoning Mix (see directions)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Brown ground beef with bell pepper, onion and garlic in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Spicy Seasoning Mix:Combine 3 tablespoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container. Shake before using. Makes 1/4 cup.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 317
  Calories from Fat 111 (35%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(46%)Sodium 1102mg
(22%)Potassium 759mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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