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Protein
27.4g / 26%
Carbohydrates
53g / 51%
Fats
10.4g / 23%
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Italian Main course

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

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70Min
Easy

Ingredients

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9 Servings
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1  tbsp
Vegetable oil
600  g
Lean minced beef
1  large
Onions, finely chopped
2  Mediums
red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1  piece
Celery stick, finely chopped
6  Cloves
Garlic, finely chopped
40  g
Tomato Paste
2  tbsp
Chili powder
1  tsp
Cocoa powder
2  tsp
ground cumin
1  tsp
Ground cinnamon
3  cups
Hot Water
2  cubes
MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
1  can
Tomato with juice
1  can
Red kidney bean, rinsed and drained
400  g
Penne pasta
1  cup
Cheddar cheese, grated
3  Mediums
spring onions, finely chopped

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Nutrition Value

Energy
407.45 kcal
Protein
27.37 g
Carbohydrates
53.01 g
Fats
10.41 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

70 Minutes
Step 1
1 Min
Preheat oven to 175°C and position oven rack on low.
Step 2
1 Min
In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil and sauté minced beef until cooked, add onions, bell peppers and celery and continue cooking until onions are soft.
Step 3
1 Min
Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, cocoa powder, cumin and cinnamon and sauté for another 2-3 mins.
Step 4
1 Min
Add hot water , MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and crushed tomatoes and simmer on medium / low heat for 20 mins, while stirring occasionally.
Step 5
1 Min
Add kidney beans and remove from heat.
Step 6
1 Min
Place uncooked penne pasta in a large casserole dish, add the chili and gently stir until well mixed. Make sure the pasta is fully covered with the sauce.
Step 7
1 Min
Sprinkle chedder cheese on top, cover with aluminum foil and bake in an oven for 40-45 mins or until pasta is cooked and the cheese is melted on top.
Step 8
1 Min
As an optional garnish, place chopped spring onion pieces on cooked pasta before serving.
Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 1 of 8

Preheat oven to 175°C and position oven rack on low.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 2 of 8

In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil and sauté minced beef until cooked, add onions, bell peppers and celery and continue cooking until onions are soft.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 3 of 8

Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, cocoa powder, cumin and cinnamon and sauté for another 2-3 mins.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 4 of 8

Add hot water , MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and crushed tomatoes and simmer on medium / low heat for 20 mins, while stirring occasionally.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 5 of 8

Add kidney beans and remove from heat.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 6 of 8

Place uncooked penne pasta in a large casserole dish, add the chili and gently stir until well mixed. Make sure the pasta is fully covered with the sauce.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 7 of 8

Sprinkle chedder cheese on top, cover with aluminum foil and bake in an oven for 40-45 mins or until pasta is cooked and the cheese is melted on top.

Tex Mex Chili Pasta

Step 8 of 8

As an optional garnish, place chopped spring onion pieces on cooked pasta before serving.

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