Doing It My Weigh

Sometimes we need to eat healthier. Sometimes we need to indulge.

Meatless Chili Mac

on February 26, 2013

A friend of mine introduced me to a cookbook that I have gotten a lot of great recipes from. Here is one the way I make it and only 3 Points Plus for 1 1/4 cup serving!

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Ingredients:
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups water
1 ½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 can pinto beans
1 can Great Northern beans
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can tomato sauce
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt

Sauté the onion, green pepper and garlic.

I have made it many times by then just combining everything in my crock pot. You can put the uncooked pasta right in from the beginning or cook and add it towards the end before serving.

For a quicker way to cook, sauté the veggies and then combine in a dutch oven or large pot and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Top with sour cream if you like, I don’t think the recipe needs it. Good on its own.

Note: you can really use whatever type of beans you like. I often use two cans of pinto beans and leave out the Northern.

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