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Mexi Beef Chili Mac

Mexi Beef Chili MacThis easy, family-pleasing Tex-Mex-style ground beef and macaroni skillet meal makes a great busy day supper entrée.

Recipe Ingredients:

Spicy Seasoning Mix:
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons Spicy Seasoning Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Spicy Seasoning Mix: Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container. Shake before using. Makes 1/4 cup.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 298 calories; 26 g protein; 28 g carbohydrate; 10 g fat; 605 mg sodium; 70 mg cholesterol; 6.4 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 4.3 mg iron; 5.8 mg zinc.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.