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Macaroni with Beef and Beans

 Macaroni with Beef and Beans
My family enjoys this dish as an alternative to plain macaroni and cheese. Every summer and fall, I freeze lots of beans, as well as corn, carrots, green peppers and pumpkins, and I also make many varieties of pickles.—Debbie Hagen, Mayville, North Dakota
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni


  • In a large skillet, brown beef and onion; drain. Add remaining
  • ingredients. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring
  • occasionally, or until macaroni is tender. Thin with water if
  • necessary. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 237 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 699 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.