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Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni

Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni Recipe

Chili mac is a childhood favorite for many, this hearty dish is the perfect comfort food when you’re short on time. It’s so easy to make!

This hearty dish combines the rich flavor of beef chili with tender macaroni noodles, making it a filling and satisfying meal.

The best thing about chili macaroni is that it is easy to make. Simply cook the beef and noodles in a saucepan, then add your favorite chili seasoning. Once everything is heated through, you’re ready to dig in.

To make this one skillet meal,you will need ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, Mexican-style tomatoes, green chile peppers, chili powder, ground cumin, whole wheat elbow macaroni, and kidney beans.

Serve with a green salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal.

Whether you crave something spicy or you’re looking for a cozy comfort food, chili macaroni is sure to hit the spot.

Closeup of Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni in a cast iron skillet.

Weight Watchers Points

MyWW Points: 8 Green Plan
8 WW Smart Points
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.

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Featured Ingredients

Ground Beef

Ground beef is a versatile and affordable option for many meals. It is made from grinding up cuts of beef, which helps to tenderize the meat.

Ground beef can be used in a variety of dishes, including burgers, meatloaves, and tacos. When shopping for ground beef, it is important to check the labels carefully.

The USDA grades ground beef based on the percentage of fat content. The three grades are 70% lean/30% fat, 80% lean/20% fat, and 90% lean/10% fat.

The leaner the ground beef, the more expensive it will be. However, leaner ground beef also has less saturated fat and cholesterol.

Browned ground beef in a cast iron skillet.
Ground Beef

Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are a type of legume that is native to Central and South America.

They get their name from their shape, which resembles a kidney.

Kidney beans are a popular ingredient in many dishes, such as chili and red beans and rice.

They are also a good source of protein, fiber, and nutrients.

Kidney Beans in a white bowl, on a rustic surface.
Kidney Beans

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Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni in a cast iron skillet, on a light wood surface.


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Closeup of Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni in a cast iron skillet.

Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni

Nesting Lane
Simple Weight Watchers Chili Macaroni Recipe. Chili mac is a childhood favorite for many, this hearty dish is the perfect comfort food when you're short on time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, add ground beef and onion. Cook and breakup the ground beef approximately 10 minutes, or until it is fully cooked and browned.
  • Using a colander, drain the grease off of the ground beef mixture.
  • Return the ground beef to the skillet, and add tomato sauce, Mexican-style tomatoes (with the liquid), drained green chile peppers, chili powder, and ground cumin.
  • Stir to mix well, then bring to a boil.
  • When boiling, add whole wheat elbow macaroni, kidney beans.
  • Stir to mix, and bring to a boil again.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer approximately 15 minutes, or until the macaroni is at desired tenderness.

Notes

Serving Size: 1¼ cups.
MyWW Points: 8 Green Plan
8 WW Smart Points
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25CupCalories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 20gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 755mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 503IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 5mg
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