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Chili Mac Soup

Categories: Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

The elbow pasta in this wonderful Southwestern soup makes everyone smile!

Serves: Serves: 4 (1 1/2 cups)


  • 8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup (one 8-ounce can) Hunt 's Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Healthy Request tomato juice or any reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 10 ounces (one 16-ounce can) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chili seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup (3/4 ounce) uncooked elbow macaroni

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  1. In a large saucepan sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato juice, kidney beans, water, chili seasoning, and black pepper. Add uncooked elbow macaroni. Mix well to combine.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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