Walnut Chili Mac

Elbow macaroni chili pasta
Total Time
55 Mins
Serves
6
Serving Size
about 1 cup
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

Quick and easy, kid-friendly chili. (Reduce the beef by half and replace with walnuts for protein texture.)

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
360 cal
Total Fat
18 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
7.86 g
Cholesterol
35 mg
Sodium
640 mg
Carbohydrates
31 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Protein
20 g

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup small elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) seasoned chili beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) green chiles
  • Shredded cheese and sliced green onions (optional toppings)

Preparation

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, beef and walnuts. Cook for 5 minutes until brown, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in salsa, beans and chiles. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir in drained pasta and cook a few minutes more to heat through. Serve with cheese and green onions, if desired.