Cheesy Chili-Mac

I made this last night & it was really good. It's a Weight Watchers recipe. It's 5 points a serving, so pretty low fat. Of course, I added sour cream & cheddar cheese, but whatever.

Cheesy Chili-Mac

POINTS Value: 5
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

1 spray cooking spray
2/3 pound raw extra lean ground beef
2 medium onion(s), chopped
29 oz canned stewed tomatoes, Mexican-style (undrained)
2 1/2 cup canned tomato juice
4 oz canned green chili peppers, diced, drained
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni, elbow
31 oz canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray.
Cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is browned, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
Stir in undrained stewed tomatoes including juice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.
Stir in macaroni and beans; return to boiling.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes.
Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
Yields about 1 cup of chili and 1 tablespoon of cheese per serving.


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