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Beefy Macaroni and Cheese

Servings: 4

The tomatoes in this dish provide extra vitamin C and B vitamins, while the Eating Smart Seasoning Mix gives you the option of adding flavor without adding additional salt.

Ingredients:
  • ¾ pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, canned, undrained
  • Servings Eating Smart Seasoning Mix (1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • salt (optional, to taste)
Directions:
  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain the fat.
  2. Add water, macaroni, tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stir.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and add ½ cup grated cheese.
  5. Taste; then add a small amount of salt if needed.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition:

Calories: 296; Total fat: 12g; Saturated fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 68g; Sodium: 258mg; Carbohydrates: 22g; Dietary fiber: 3g; Total sugars: 3g

Recipe source: MyPlate.gov