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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weight Watchers Goulash - 7 Points Plus!

I've been doing pretty well on my Weight Watchers trek - I lost 10 pounds in the first month! That said, I'm cooking a lot more and packing my lunch a LOT more. One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was Goulash (well at least that's what my Dad called it). So I was really happy to find something similar on Weight Watchers site - Cheesy Chili-Mac.

First you cook up some ground beef and onion - I added mushrooms as well. Knowing I would be adding a lot to the pot - I used my stock pot.

Then you add tomatoes, tomato juice and a few spices...

Next throw in beans and cooked macaroni! I used Quinoa Macaroni to add some whole grain goodness to the recipe. I also skipped the cheese - mostly because I didn't have any!

If you make according to the recipe - it's 7 pts/serving. It's a great comfort food recipe that went through quite a few lunches as well.

Cheesy Chili-Mac



Ingredients

Instructions

  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until meat is browned, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
  • Stir in undrained tomatoes and their juice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.
  • Stir in macaroni and beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 cup chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.




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