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Chili Mac Ole

Contributed by: NAPSA

School Days Don't Have To Mean Eating On The Run (NAPSA) - For many families, busy schedules filled with homework, sports, plays, band, dance, often mean eating on the run. Fortunately, after-school snacks and dinner time do not have to revolve around quick-fix salts and sweets, such as potato chips, cookies, or peanut butter and jelly.

There are a variety of recipes and meals that are well-rounded, providing on-the-go kids and families with the nutrients they need for lunch, dinner and the snacks in between.

For example, chili is a quick and easy meal for parents to prepare as they shuttle kids to sports practices, music lessons, PTA meetings and football games. It is a versatile and hearty option that comes in several different varieties and flavors that are quick and easy to prepare in different ways.

Try serving a Turkey Skillet Dinner made with Hormel turkey chili with beans, or Spaghetti Ole made with Hormel chili no beans. With prep time less than 20 minutes, you will be ready to serve a hearty snack or meal to your kids as they come home from school and daily extracurricular activities. Perhaps best of all, you can serve snacks and meals that will give them the energy they need before heading back out to their soccer game or play practice.

Try a new twist on an old favorite with Chili Mac Ole that kids are likely to ask for again and again!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (7-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL chili no beans
  • 1 (10-ounce) can CHI-CHI'S diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack, divided

Directions:

Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Drain.

In saucepan, heat remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup cheese until cheese melts, stirring frequently.

Spoon the macaroni onto serving platter. Pour hot chili mixture over macaroni.

Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over chili.

Serving Size: Serves 6


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