200g (1/2lb) ( pound lean beef mince
1 teaspoon oregano, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
100g ( 1cup) dry macaroni or other pasta cooked according to the instructions on the pack
2 1/2 cups tomato juice
400g can Pinto beans or other white beans like butter beans or black eye beans-drained
100g grated Cheddar cheese
400g can chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown the mince in a large frying pan . Drain fat. Add chopped onion to hamburger; cook until onion is clear. Turn heat down; add cooked pasta, beans, tomatoes and spices, stirring to combine. Cover pan and simmer mixture for 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat, stir, and sprinkle grated cheese on top of mixture. Cover and let stand until cheese melts.
YIELD: Serves 6
TYPICAL NUTRIENT INFORMATION PER SERVING: 333 Calories; 35g. Carbohydrate ; 18g. Protein ; 13g. Fat