Baked Chili Dish with Ground Turkey and Macaroni

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Baked Chili Dish with Ground Turkey and Macaroni

This is my 2 year old's favorite recipe - it's hearty, healthy, and economical - perfect!

Ingredients:

2 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed (or garlic powder)
1/4 chopped onion or 2 T. dried minced onion
1/2 of a chopped green bell pepper
1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 box of whole wheat elbow macaroni
28oz can whole tomatoes
Small can tomato paste (or a good squeeze from a tube)
Huge can of northern beans
3/4 T. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
Sea salt and pepper
Dash oregano
Crushed red pepper or hot sauce, if desired
1 cup cheddar cheese

Directions:

Boil macaroni for about 5 minutes in salted water. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in dutch oven on stove top. Add garlic, onion and bell peppers. Cook and stir about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Crush tomatoes with a potato masher and add to turkey mix. Add whole can of beans, undrained. Stir in chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and oregano.

Taste to check for seasoning. Increase chili/cumin/hot pepper if you want it spicier. Add the macaroni and the cheese and stir. Bake in 325 degree oven for about 25 minutes.

Submitted by Michelle Remmey of PA
http://www.frugalfamilyrecipes.blogspot.com/