Chilli Mac Bake

Chilli Mac Bake

This recipe is extremely versatile, for example you can drizzle yoghurt over the top, add guacamole and sweet chilli sauce for extra flavour and nutrition.

CAL P/SERVE
344
kJ P/SERVE
1440
FAT P/SERVE
9.8g
CARBS P/SERVE
25.2g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
33.8g
SUGAR P/SERVE
6.2g
SODIUM P/SERVE
367g
FAT
%
2.8%
ENERGY RDI%
16.5%

This is a great dish that will keep you feeling full for hours. 

You can also make the meat mixture ahead of time, and when ready just make the pasta and bake.  This will require additional baking time, just check it is bubbling.

This recipe is low fat, low sugar, low sodium and high protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can tomatoes diced or crushed
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. chilli or chilli paste
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheese, reduced fat

Method

  1. In a large pot heat olive oil and sauté onion until softened approx. 5 mins. 
  2. Add beef and cook until brown.  Add cumin, chilli, coriander, paprika and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add the beef stock, canned tomato and kidney beans. Simmer for 1 hour on low heat. Season with S & P to taste.
  4. Meanwhile cook pasta as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 180C.
  6. Add pasta to pot and stir until combined.
  7. Place all into a large baking dish and top with grated cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 mins, serve immediately with a side salad.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 6 Serving size:340g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1440 kJ 425 kJ
  344 Cal 102 Cal
Protein 33.8 g 10.0 g
Fat, total 9.8 g 2.9 g
- Saturated 4.1 g 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 25.2 g 7.4 g
- Sugars 6.2 g 1.8 g
Sodium 367 mg 108 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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