Fast BBQ Chili Mac and Cheese

Yeah, junk food. I know it. But it doesn’t have to be all junk. If you put enough veggies in it it doesn’t count as junk. Or at least not as much. LOL!

1 box mac and cheese
1 pound hamburger
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup onions, diced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained as much as possible
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese

Boil pasta. While that is boiling brown the hamburger. Drain and saute the onions, red bell pepper and celery. Once the pasta is cooked make as per package instructions. Stir in hamburger, kidney beans, onions, red bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, BBQ sauce and cheese. You can serve this with a salad if you like.

Note: This is a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies. You can also pulse the veggies (not the tomatoes) in the food processor to chop them into smaller, less noticeable, pieces. And this is very tasty too so even if you’re not a kid but you like mac and cheese you will like this.


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