Cheddar Melt Chili

This ground beef dish gets its heat from three different sources—salsa, beans and chili powder. Hamburger Helper® dinner mix makes it easy.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 1/3
cups hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ Cheddar cheese melt
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa (any variety)
1 2/3
cups milk
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2
cans (15 oz each) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
3/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1
large tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in hot water, sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Hamburger Helper box), salsa, milk, chili powder and beans. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 4 Remove from heat; stir. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and tomato.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
2080mg
2080%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
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.