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Busy-Day Dinner

 Busy-Day Dinner
I have used this recipe for over 30 years because it is delicious and so easy to make. You can mix it up in an electric skillet or on your stovetop. Kids love the tomato flavor and the crunch of the celery.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium
  • heat; reduce heat and simmer gently, covered, for 30 minutes. Add
  • water if a thinner stew is desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 312 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 896 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied red wine.: Taste of Home Special Offer: Enjoy this recipe with Mike Ditka "The Coach" Cabernet Sauvignon CA 2011, a full-bodied, big bold cab with all of the dark fruit notes and structure that a great cab

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