We've Got Chilis, They're Multiplyin'...

Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe (about 2 cups)
Calories: 305
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 894mg
Carbs: 35.5g
Fiber: 11g
Sugars: 11g
Protein: 34g

PointsPlus® value 7*

HG Alternative! Wanna make and enjoy just the chili, minus the noodles 'n cheese? Go for it! A serving of the chili by itself (about 1 cup) has 253 calories, 4g fat, 599mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 9g fiber, 10.5g sugars, and 24g protein (PointsPlus® value 6*). Three cheers for THAT!

Another HG Alternative! If made with 8 oz. uncooked whole-wheat-blend spaghetti (cooked per package instructions) instead of Tofu Shirataki noodles, each serving will have 434 calories, 5.5g fat, 887mg sodium, 61g carbs, 13g fiber, 11.5g sugars, and 38g protein (PointsPlus® value 10*).

Let's welcome the newest addition to the HG chili lineup... Everybody, sing! I come from C-I-N-C-I-N-N-A-T-I, Cincinnati! The best town in O-H-I-O, Ohio, USA! (Anyone? Babes in Toyland, circa 1986? Never mind...) Let's all party, Midwest-style: with spiced-up, cocoa-infused chili and noodles!

Ingredients:
1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
One 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes (not drained)
One 6-oz. can tomato paste
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 bay leaf
4 bags House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped Noodle Substitute (or HG Alternatives)
1 1/2 cups shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Directions:
Bring a large pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add beef and onion. Stirring often, cook until beef is fully cooked and crumbled and onion has softened, 7 - 8 minutes.

If needed, carefully drain any excess liquid. Add all remaining ingredients except shirataki noodles and cheese to the pot. Add 1/2 cup water, mix thoroughly, and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until thickened to your desired consistency.

Meanwhile, use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles well. Pat dry. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Drain excess liquid. Dry as thoroughly as possible, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit, using kitchen shears if you've got 'em. Set aside.

Remove chili from heat. Remove and discard bay leaf. Mix well.

If needed, microwave noodles for an extra minute, or until hot. Evenly divide noodles among 6 bowls and top with chili (about 2/3 cup noodles and 1 heaping cup chili per bowl). Top each serving with 1/4 cup shredded cheese, and dig in!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

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