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20 minutes
4
Adjust servings
dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
cheddar cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
elbow macaroni
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground beef (15% fat)
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
elbow macaroni
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
cheddar cheese
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
pescetarian
(?)
Not pescetarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
elbow macaroni
cheddar cheese
This recipe has no customizations.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
1
lb
 
2 3/4
cups
 
1/3
cups
 
1 1/2
tsp
 
2
cups
uncooked.
 
1
cup
shredded.
 
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARING THE PASTA
1.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
2.
Drain and return to the pan.
PREPARING THE GROUND BEEF
3.
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, add the meat and brown.
4.
Drain and add the meat to the pasta.
PREPARING THE CHEESE
5.
In a saucepan, stir in water, salsa and chili powder. Bring to a boil.
6.
Add cheese and turn the heat to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 6-7 minutes.
7.
Stir until well incorporated and add the cheese mixture to the macaroni and beef.
8.
Stir all ingredients together until mixed throughly and heat over medium-high heat until heated through, stirring frequently.
9.
Serve immediately while it is hot.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni.
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni.
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 601
Protein 43.2 g
Carbohydrates 41.8 g
Iron 0.77 mg
Fiber 2.44 g
Calcium 18.3 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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