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Beefy Macaroni and Cheese

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Beefy Macaroni and Cheese
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  • Makes: 4 Servings

The tomatoes in this dish provide extra vitamin C and B vitamins, while the Eating Smart Seasoning Mix gives you the option of adding flavor without adding additional salt.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, canned, undrained
  • 7 Servings Eating Smart Seasoning Mix (1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • salt (optional, to taste)

Directions

1) Brown ground beef in a large skillet, drain the fat.
2) Add water, macaroni, tomatoes, and seasoning mix, Stir.
3) Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
4) Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup grated cheese.
5) Taste; then add a small amount of salt if needed.
6) Refrigerate leftovers

Notes

  • Swiss cheese used in nutrition analysis and costing.

Learn more about tomatoes.

Source:

Colorado State University and University of California at Davis. Eating Smart Being Active Recipes.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/4 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 296
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 258 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 24 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 152 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 470 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 296
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 68 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 24 g
Minerals
Calcium 152 mg
Potassium 470 mg
Sodium 258 mg
Copper 180 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 40 mg
Phosphorus 263 mg
Selenium 31 mcg
Zinc 5 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 58 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 2 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 4 mcg
Folate 84 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.8 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 65 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/2 cups
Grains
1 ounces
Protein Foods
2 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups
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