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 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    2080mg
    2080%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    53g
    53%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    25%;
    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.
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