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Skinny Mexican Ground Beef and Noodles

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Skinny Mexican Ground Beef and Noodles
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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64% less sat fat • 56% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Tasty Mexican flavors fill this hearty casserole. Take it to your next potluck—no one will guess it’s a lightened recipe!

Ingredients

4
ounces dried multigrain or regular rotini or elbow macaroni (1 1/3 cups)
12
ounces extra-lean ground beef
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4
cup Muir Glen™ organic salsa
1
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
1/3
cup light sour cream
3
tablespoons sliced green onions
2
teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot saucepan; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook meat and garlic until meat is browned, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.
  • 3 Stir the cooked meat into pasta in saucepan. Stir in beans, undrained tomatoes, salsa, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Transfer mixture to a 1 1/2- to 2-quart casserole or baking dish.
  • 4 Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  • 5 In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, 2 tablespoons of the green onions, the cilantro, and lime peel. To serve, top each serving with a spoonful of the sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining green onions.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
45mg
0%
Sodium
510mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
0%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
24g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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