This is a true one-pot family favorite that is also a good source of fiber and calcium. Prepare the beef mixture in the same pan used to cook the pasta.
Cooking Light AUGUST 2004
Prepare macaroni in a Dutch oven according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove beef with a slotted spoon. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and tomatoes; cook 2 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in macaroni, beef, and 3/4 cup cheese; cook 1 minute or until cheese melts. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese over each serving.
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