Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Weight Watchers Easy Chili Mac

Photo and recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers

Well, friends, tomorrow I will be going to a Weight Watchers weigh in for the first time in a long time.  I have a pretty good idea about where I'll be weighing in, and my goal weight will be about 20 pounds lower than that.  Eeeshh!!!  

In preparation, I spent Sunday looking up some great recipes to make for the week.  I then made my list and bought only what was on there.  Woohoo!!!  

I even planned for lunches.  Planning for lunch is my weakness.  I always feel like I am having to prepare two meals to make lunch after I make dinner.  When I found this recipe for WW's chili mac, I couldn't help but think it would be perfect for a weeknight meal and leftover lunch.  We ate it tonight, and it was scrumptious!  Jane even ate a little!!  

You absolutely must try it!

1 spray of cooking spray
2/3 lb. lean ground beef
2 medium uncooked onions, chopped
29 oz. canned stewed tomatoes, Mexican style (undrained)
2.5 cups canned tomato juice
4 oz. canned green chili peppers, diced, drained
2 tsp chili powder
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
31 oz. canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until meat is browned, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.

  • Stir in undrained tomatoes and their juice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.

  • Stir in macaroni and beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 cup chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.


  1. This sounds SO yummy, and I love that it's healthy!

  2. This looks yummy! I'm going to try it. I lost 1.4 lbs at my meeting today. Good luck and awesome on meal planning!

  3. Definitely making this recipe asap! I am just starting back up with weight watchers. xx



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