• prep: 35 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    Hearty chili with creamy macaroni and cheese is an unbeatable comfort, and this 100-percent scratch version is the ultimate! Zesty Tex-Mex flavoring, cheddar cheese, green chiles and an extra boost of both chili and garlic powder give this dish deep savory flavor that’s hard to resist. So, put it to the test and see what your family says. If you find it deserves a spot in your permanent dinner rotation, you’ll be glad to know this recipe freezes beautifully!

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 lb ground beef (at least 90% lean)
    • 2 cups diced onions
    • 1 cup diced red bell peppers
    • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 can (19 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
    • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ diced green chiles
    • 1/2 lb uncooked elbow macaroni (1 3/4 cups)
    • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
    • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired
    • Sliced green onions, if desired
    • Hot sauce, if desired

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3151 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 108 g 166.17%
    • Saturated Fat: 57 g 286.45%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 440 mg 146.67%
    • Sodium: 8083 mg 336.8%
    • Calcium: 2128 mg 212.83%
    • Potassium: 1034 mg 29.53%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 27 mg 149.67%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 329 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 57 g 229.56%
    • Sugar: 58 g
    • Protein: 214 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 157.23%
    • Vitamin C 285.73%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat15
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch16
    • Exchange - Vegetables15
    • Exchange - Lean Meat23
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total7 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total5 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy5 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total21 oz-eq