Chili Beef Pasta Recipe
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Chili Beef Pasta Recipe

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Right after I got married, my aunt gave me her recipe for skillet spaghetti and told me it was ideal for a quick weeknight meal. Over the years I’ve tinkered with the ingredients and played with the seasonings to make it a healthier dish and one my family truly loves. —Kristen Killian, Depew, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • Chopped tomatoes and minced fresh oregano, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 319 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in seasonings.
  2. Add tomato juice, water, tomato paste and sugar to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20-22 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. If desired, top with tomatoes and oregano. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili Beef Pasta in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p28

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 319 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Chili Beef Pasta

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"I also added extra seasoning and some mini pepperoni."

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"This recipe didn't have a lot of flavor to me and we have fairly bland things here because I have to cook for someone who can have very little sodium. I did leave out the salt and used tomatoes with no salt added for about everything that was a tomato product. However, I added Mrs. Dash original to replace the salt and I did add 3 or 4 drops of hot sauce. Truth is, the person who said earlier that it was just as easy to use their own leftover chili and add pasta is who I agree with."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"I added a little extra salt and fresh ground pepper. Everyone loved it! Thanks!"

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"I wanted this to be so good, but ultimately, it was only average in taste. I prefer my favorite chili recipe over this and I can always add pasta to that if I want it. It was easy to prepare, but just didn't pack much punch."

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"This type of meal is always a favorite around my house. I used V8 Hot & Spicy instead of tomato juice, and I added a can of dark red kidney beans, and a bit of cumin... Yum."

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