Chili Cheeseburger Macaroni

This recipe was just OK in my opinion but when I told my husband I didn’t think it was “blog-worthy” he said that he disagreed. I really wasn’t a fan at all but Alex liked it and wants me to make it again so here it is. The good thing is it’s a Weight Watchers recipe but you can’t tell that by tasting it (Alex had no idea). I’ll make it again for him but I’m just not so into it for some reason. Thanks though to the blog One Tiny Pink Kitchen for posting a recipe that was a hit for my hubby! Please excuse the photo…it’s not exactly the most photogenic meal!

Chili Cheeseburger Mac

Chili Cheeseburger Macaroni
(Source: adapted from WW etools)

2/3 lb extra lean hamburger
2 tsp chili powder
2 small onions, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes

2 1/2 cup tomato juice

1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni, elbow
3/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese, plus a couple small pinches for garnish
cooking spray

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

Stir in undrained diced tomatoes, tomato juice, chili powder. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni (uncooked), return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender and mixture has thickened, about 15 mintues. Mix in the cheese and combine until melted. Yields about 1 1/2 cup per serving.

Total POINTS: 5

**This recipe also called for a can of kidney beans but we left this out. If you decide to put them in, you will need to add 1 point per serving.

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