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Mexican Beef Chili Mac
Source: Recipes and photos as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Homemade Hamburger Helper!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278.2
Total Carbs 29.2 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Total Fat 5.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Potassium 269.6 mg
Protein 29.6 g
Sodium 560.8 mg
Dietary Exchanges
, 2 Vegetables , 2 1/2 Meat , 1 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Main Dish
1 lb  extra lean ground beef (5% fat)
0 1/2 cup  chopped green bell peppers
0 1/4 cup  fresh chopped onion
1 each  medium garlic cloves
14 oz  Tomatoes, dices, recipe ready, canned
8 floz  tomato sauce
0 3/4 cup  Pasta, macaroni, semolina, elbow, dry
0 3/4 cup  cold water

Spicy Seasoning
3 tbsp  chili pepper, ground, domestic
2 tsp  ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp  garlic powder
0 3/4 tsp  ground oregano
0 1/2 tsp  hot red pepper flakes
  1. 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.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes.
  3. 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 airtight container. Shake before using. Makes 1/4 cup.

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