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One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe

One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe

This hearty entree is low in fat, but full of flavor. I love that you can cook the dried pasta right in the chili. One less pot to wash! This also reheats in the microwave perfectly. —Dawn Forsberg, Saint Joseph, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups uncooked multigrain penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion and pepper in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the water, beans, broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups with 2 teaspoons sour cream equals 384 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 598 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.