Kickin' Chili Mac Pasta Skillet

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By: Lizventures

Course: Main Dish

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Makes 8 Servings


Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Elbows

  • 12 Roma tomatoes chopped, divided (1-3/4 pounds)

  • 1 peach peeled, pitted and sliced

  • 1 habanero pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 pound ground beef (90% lean)

  • 1/4 cup onion diced

  • 1 green chili pepper chopped

  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 oz can chili beans

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped

  • Cheddar cheese shredded (optional)


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place pasta in large bowl; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place two thirds of the chopped tomatoes, the peach slices, habanero pepper, sugar and water in blender or food processor container. Blend or process until smooth; set aside.

  3. Heat medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef, onion and chili pepper to skillet. Cook about 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally, breaking beef into crumbles. Drain liquid if necessary.

  4. Add remaining chopped tomatoes to skillet with beef; simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato-peach mixture, beans, chili powder and cumin. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.

  5. Add beef mixture to pasta; stir to combine. Add cilantro; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.


Nutritional Information

  • 380 Calories

  • 7 g Fat

  • 60 g Carbohydrates

  • 24 g Protein

  • 35 mg Cholesterol

  • 360 mg Sodium

  • 12 g Dietary Fiber

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