1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (I used whole wheat)
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
⅔ cup frozen corn (I used 1 cup)
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
½ teaspoon ground cumin (I used 1 teaspoon)
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
Cook macaroni according to package directions.
While the water is boiling and pasta is cooking, prepare the ground beef and vegetables. In a large skillet set over medium heat,cook the beef and onion, stirring and breaking up the meat into small crumbles, until meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chilies, cumin, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a gentle simmer and continue to cook, uncovered, for 4-56minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Drain macaroni and add to the meat/vegetable mixture. Stir in the cilantro and heat through. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, cumin, etc. to taste.
Nutrition Info :
Per Serving (1-1/3 cups) | Serves: 6
6 g fat
24 g carbs
4 g fiber
19 g protein
Points Plus: 6 | SmartPoints: 5