Blended Chili & Macaroni

Blended Chili & MacaroniFor the fall evenings that get chilly but need something quick, this beef and mushroom chili will fill you up with a delicious, warm, one-pot meal.

½ lb mushrooms, finely chopped
1lb lean ground beef
1 package chili seasoning
1 can beef broth
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 cup medium salsa
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
Garnishes: Shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro

Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.

In a large saucepan, brown meat and mushrooms with chili seasoning.

Add broth, kidney beans, tomato paste, salsa, and macaroni to saucepan; mix well.

Bring mixture to boil and cover. Continue to simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve topped with cheese, sour cream and cilantro.

Serves 8.