From the Oklahoma Beef Council

• 1 pound lean ground beef 

• 1 can (15 to 16 ounces) chili beans in chili sauce

• 1 1/2 C prepared thick-and-chunky salsa

• 1/2 C water

• 1/2 C chopped fresh cilantro

• 2 C cooked elbow macaroni, warmed 

Brown ground beef. Pour off drippings. Stir in beans, salsa and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in cilantro. Serve beef mixture over macaroni. 

Cook’s Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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