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Chili Mac Casserole

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Ingredients
  Medium shell macaroni 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Stalk celery 1 , thinly sliced
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Canned whole kernel corn 8 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned red kidney beans 8 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1 Ounce (1/4 Cup)
Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Drain.
Meanwhile, crumble beef into a 1 1/2-quart casserole, then stir in celery and onion.
Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power (HIGH) 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes or till beef is done and onion is tender, stirring once to break up meat.
Drain.
Stir chili powder into beef mixture.
Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power (HIGH) 1 minute.
Stir in macaroni, corn, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and salt.
Micro-cook, uncovered, on 70% power (MEDIUM-HIGH) about 10 minutes or till heated through, stirring once.
Sprinkle cheese atop casserole.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Sprinkling
Ingredient: 
Chili
Interest: 
Healthy

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