Chili Beef Pasta-A Healthy Version

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Jul. 25, 2013

Another beef pasta recipe... but with lot of spiciness and appetizing flavor! The mouth watering recipe would give hands for easy dinners and can be tried for home parties too!

Ingredients

Whole wheat penne pasta 12 Ounce
Ground lean beef 1 Pound
Onion 1 Large , chopped finely
Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
Dried oregano 2 Tablespoon
Skimmed milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sweet green pepper 1 Medium , chopped finely
Tomato 28 Ounce
Tomato paste 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Low fat mexican style cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , shredded
Salt To Taste

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a pot with boiling water on high heat, add the pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Once done, drain the pasta and set it aside.

MAKING

2. In a skillet on high heat, stir fry the beef for 8 minutes until it is cooked and turns brown. Once done, drain off the excess beef fat, if any and set it back on the stove on medium heat.

3. Stir in the onions, chili powder, oregano. Mix well and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the onions turn soft.

4. After 5 minutes, stir in the milk and mix well. Bring this to a boil.

5. Once it starts boiling lower the temperature to medium low and let the dish simmer until the milk has reduced in quantity.

6. Once the milk has reduced, stir in the green peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste and salt. Mix all the ingredients well and let it simmer for 5 minutes more.

7. After 5 minutes, transfer the chilli tomato sauce into the pot of pasta, add the cheese and mix until well combined.

SERVING

8. Serve the chili beef pasta hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 765Calories from Fat 260

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 262 mg10.92%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 19 g76%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 45 g90%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet