Cheddar Melt Chili

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

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Not a “hot” fan? Use mild salsa, and replace the spicy chili beans with kidney beans.
Variation
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 2080mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.