One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe
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One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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).
Originally published as One-Pot Chili Mac in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p35

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.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"I CANNOT PRINT ANY OF THESE RECIPES IS SOMETHING WRONG ?????0000"

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"This is so good and easy! A family favorite."

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Flavorful, without all the fat. The only thing I changed was the chili powder, I put 1 1/2 teaspoons instead of 2. Don't leave out the cilantro, it's perfect."

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I made this and it's absolutely wonderful. I did use 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 ground beef. My husband loved it."

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"made with regular pasta and it was good, but not spicy, so take that into consideration if you like hot chili."

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