This meal is total cowboy food! A bunch of kidney beans and meat mixed with pasta to taste like chili macaroni; oh yeah, it’s husband approved alright.
I found this great diced tomato sauce for chili by Hunt’s and this stuff is wonderful! It has great flavor and the chopping is already done for you.
Kidney Bean and Hamburger Pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 lb lean ground hamburger
13.25 oz box whole wheat elbow noodles
2 15oz cans Hunt’s Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili
2 16oz cans Kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 T chili powder
Shredded cheese (optional)
Boil and drain the pasta.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the onion and hamburger over medium heat. Stir in the chili powder. When the meat is done, add the drained kidney beans and the diced tomato sauce to the skillet and mix together.
When the pasta is done, add the noodles to the large skillet and mix. Cover and let simmer for a few minutes so the flavors all mix together.
Serve warm and top with shredded cheese. I also used a few green onions to give it some color.
You may have noticed that I didn’t add any additional salt to the dish. I think there is plenty in the tomato sauce, but it you think it needs a little more, knock your socks off! Either way, you gotta try this grub!