Spicy Chili Mac


Spicy Chili Mac

Spicy Chili Mac

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



Family and friends love this recipe.  I use three power foods:  tomatoes, black beans and olive oil, plus whole wheat pasta.  It’s comfort food to feel good about.  **This recipe is DIABETIC FRIENDLY!**

          Krissy Black                                                                                        Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Spicy Chili Mac Recipe


Spicy Chili Mac

2 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni

1 lb. lean ground turkey

1 small onion, chopped

2 to 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

2 tsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (14 ½ oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

1 to 2 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce

2 to 3 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

¼ tsp. pepper

¾ cup shredder reduced-fat cheddar cheese


Cook macaroni according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion and jalapeno in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.  Drain.

Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper sauce and seasoning.  Drain macaroni; stir into turkey mixture.  Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Sprinkle with cheese.  Remove from the heat; cook and let stand until cheese is melted.         6 serving


(Recipe for Spicy Chili Mac was in www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


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