This ground beef dish gets its heat from three different sources—salsa, beans and chili powder. Hamburger Helper® dinner mix makes it easy.
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cups hot water
box Hamburger Helper™ Cheddar cheese melt
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa (any variety)
to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
cans (15 oz each) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
large tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
Stir in hot water, sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Hamburger Helper box), salsa, milk, chili powder and beans. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
Remove from heat; stir. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and tomato.
Not a “hot” fan? Use mild salsa, and replace the spicy chili beans with kidney beans.
To really spice things up, use a hot variety of salsa or stir in canned Old El Paso® chopped green chiles with the salsa.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.