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Quick and Easy Skillet Dinner —Chili Mac

This is an easy meal that can be made in about 30 minutes.  It is not fancy or pretty, but it is quick and yummy!

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Chili Mac Recipe

1 lb lean ground beef (I use lean ground turkey)

1 small to medium onion, chopped

1 bell pepper (any color), chopped

3-4 cloves garlic, pressed

2 cups pasta (like elbow macaroni  or I use Heartland 100% Whole Wheat Rotini), uncooked

2 cans – 14.5 diced tomatoes (or 1 -28 ounce can) undrained

1 cup water

2 tsp. cumin

1 Tablespoon chili powder

salt and pepper

1 – 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

In large skillet, brown meat (remove excess fat if necessary). Add onion, peppers and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender. Stir in spices and heat a minute until fragrant. Add water, tomatoes and uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Uncover and cook another 5 minutes, sprinkle grated cheese on top.  Enjoy!

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