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Credit: Christopher Baker

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Serves 6


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  • Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and reserve.

  • Meanwhile, cook the onions and garlic in the olive oil in a large pot over medium until the onions are softened, about 10 minutes. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in the chili powder and ground cumin; cook 2 minutes more. Add the beans, canned tomatoes, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Stir in the macaroni to warm and serve, garnished with shredded cheddar and sliced scallions, and with corn bread on the side.

Nutrition Facts

720 calories; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 1230mg; protein 42g; carbohydrates 86g. Full Nutrition