So I actually made two recipes yesterday. The second one was in the crock pot, so really not that challenging. The recipe is Crock Pot Chili Mac! I didn’t have the veggies to add….oops. WordPress won’t let me upload photos right now so we’ll have to add those later.
Tips: you can add cheese on top after you’re done cooking. Also, I did not cook my pasta ahead of time, and it soaked up enough moisture just fine.
The only real step in this was browning the beef before adding. And using a can opener. Seriously. Dump everything in. The moisture from the cans of beans and tomato sauce are enough to keep everything from drying up.
The only don’t do what I did I have is to layer the beef under the beans and tomato sauce. I put the beef on top since I added the other ingredients as it cooked, and it was a little dry when I checked halfway through. I was able to stir all the ingredients up then and keep it from drying any more.
Guiltless: 2/4. Cheese. Pasta. Beef (at least it’s lean.)