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Hearty Chili Mac

 Hearty Chili Mac
Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent leftovers-if there is any left. Not that I'm a retired farm wife, I enjoy traveling and volunteering. —Fannie Wehmas, Saxon, Wisconsin
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is
  • no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, celery,
  • brown sugar, chili powder, salt, mustard and pepper. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • Add the beans and macaroni; simmer 15-20 minutes longer or until
  • macaroni is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 217 calories,

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Hearty Chili Mac (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.