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Chili Beef Pasta

 Chili Beef Pasta
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no
  • longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in seasonings.
  • 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.
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,

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Chili Beef Pasta (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.