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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 for the elbows.
uncooked 93% lean ground beef12 oz
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, chopped
canned stewed tomatoes14 ½ oz, Mexican-style, undrained
canned tomato sauce1 ¼ cup(s)
canned green chili peppers2 Tbsp, diced, drained
chili powder2 tsp
ground cumin1 tsp
uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni1 cup(s)
canned kidney beans15 oz, rinsed and drained
- 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. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.