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Cheesy Picante Beef Macaroni

 
One serving costs about $2.37

$2.37 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:49%

Spoonacular Score: 49%

 

Cheesy Picante Beef Macaroni is a dairy free main course. One serving contains 553 calories, 31g of protein, and 27g of fat. For $2.37 per serving, this recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. If you have pasta, campbell's® condensed cheddar cheese soup, ground beef, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the pasta you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Dessert Pasta as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 54%. This score is good. Try One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni, Cheesy Macaroni-Beef Skillet, and Picante Beef Roast for similar recipes.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
3.5 cups
3.5 cups beef stock
beef stock
10.75 oz
10.75 oz canned cheddar cheese soup
canned cheddar cheese soup
1 lb
1 lb ground beef
ground beef
3 cups
3 cups pasta
pasta
2 cups
2 cups picante sauce
picante sauce
3.5 cups beef stock
3.5 cups
beef stock
10.75 oz canned cheddar cheese soup
10.75 oz
canned cheddar cheese soup
1 lb ground beef
1 lb
ground beef
3 cups pasta
3 cups
pasta
2 cups picante sauce
2 cups
picante sauce

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the broth in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring often.
  3. Stir the soup and picante sauce in the skillet and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring often.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.37
Ingredient
3.5 cups beef stock
10.75 ounces canned cheddar cheese soup
1 pound ground beef
3 cups pasta
½ cups picante sauce
Price
$2.70
$2.07
$3.52
$0.39
$0.79
$9.46

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • When buying canned soup, look for low-sodium versions to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
553 Calories
31g Protein
26g Total Fat
45g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
553
28%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
10g
63%

Carbohydrates
45g
15%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
83mg
28%

Sodium
1122mg
49%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
31g
62%

Selenium
48µg
69%

Vitamin B12
2µg
40%

Vitamin B3
7mg
39%

Zinc
5mg
39%

Potassium
1232mg
35%

Phosphorus
340mg
34%

Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
23%

Manganese
0.46mg
23%

Iron
3mg
19%

Copper
0.33mg
16%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Vitamin A
463IU
9%

Vitamin B5
0.83mg
8%

Calcium
80mg
8%

Vitamin E
0.93mg
6%

Folate
21µg
5%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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