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30 minutes
4
Adjust servings
dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
cheddar cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
low-sodium chicken broth
elbow macaroni
breadcrumb
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground beef (15% fat)
low-sodium chicken broth
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
elbow macaroni
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
low-sodium chicken broth
cheddar cheese
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
low-sodium chicken broth
pescatarian
(?)
Not pescatarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
low-sodium chicken broth
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
elbow macaroni
cheddar cheese
breadcrumb
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Sodium as 85.1% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 7.2% of RDA
• Calories: 48.0% of RDA
• Carbs: 23.3% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 56.7% of RDA
• Fiber: 32.0% of RDA
• Fructose: 16.9% of RDA
• Protein: 45.1% of RDA
• Sodium: 85.1% of RDA
• Sugar: 44.6% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 82.0% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 45.1% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 25.1% of RDA
• Iron: 11.2% of RDA
• Magnesium: 28.0% of RDA
• Manganese: 15.9% of RDA
• Niacin: 83.3% of RDA
• Potassium: 37.1% of RDA
• Zinc: 63.1% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
64.1
g
Calories
960
 
Fiber
8.96
g
Iron
2.12
mg
Protein
50.8
g
Sodium
1149
mg
Sugars
13.9
g
Fat (total lipid)
34.6
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1
whole
+
-
 
diced.
 
3
cloves
+
-
 
minced.
 
1
lb
+
-
 
 
2
cups
+
-
 
 
2
cups
+
-
 
 
1
can
+
-
 
diced tomatoes with green chili peppers if desired.
 
1
can
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
 
 
 
to taste.
 
 
 
 
to taste.
 
1 1/2
cups
+
-
 
uncooked.
 
1
cup
+
-
 
shredded.
 
1/4
cups
+
-
 
chopped.
 
1/4
cups
+
-
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Heat the oven to broil.
2.
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat.
3.
Add onion, garlic, and beef. Stirring frequently, cook until meat is browned and crumbly, about 3 minutes. Drain excess fat.
4.
Stir in chicken broth, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5.
Bring to a boil and stir in pasta; cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until pasta is al dente, about 14 minutes.
6.
Remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese (reserving the rest for the top) and parsley. Mix well.
7.
Place the mac n cheese into a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the cheese and place in the oven to broil.
8.
Broil for 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese and breadcrumbs on top crisp.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just make the following substutions: gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni and gluten-free breadcrumb for breadcrumb.
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just make the following substutions: gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni and gluten-free breadcrumb for breadcrumb.
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 960
Protein 50.8 g
Carbohydrates 64.1 g
Iron 2.12 mg
Fiber 8.96 g
Calcium 72.3 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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