Jalapeno Cheddar Beef Chop Suey

I have been obsessed with a recipe for Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers that are part of my Core De Force eating plan. The burger form of this recipe is SUPER tasty and easy to make but I found myself cutting up the leftover burgers and mixing them with additional veggies and rice which was also SUPER tasty.  So I thought “I bet this would be amazing with some pasta.” And Jalapeno Cheddar Beef Chop Suey was born.

 

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Jalapeno Cheddar Beef Chop Suey
Author: Emily Goodman
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8oz of whole wheat elbow macaroni, [i]approx 4 cups of cooked pasta[/i]
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, [i]diced[/i]
  • 2 jalapenos, [i]seeded and chopped[/i]
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground sirloin
  • 1 small tomato, [i]diced[/i]
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Himalayan pink salt, [i]to taste[/i]
  • Fresh black pepper, [i]to taste[/i]
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook that pasta according to the package directions[br]
While the pasta is cooking,
  1. In a large non-stick skillet heat the olive oil over a medium heat.
  2. Add the red onion and jalapenos. Saute for 2-3 minutes until the onion begins to turn translucent.
  3. Turn the heat up to medium high and add the ground sirloin.
  4. Using a wooden spoon break up the meat to brown it and start to mix it with the onions and jalapenos.
  5. Once the meat is almost completely brown add the diced tomato, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  6. Turn the heat off and mix in the cooked pasta and cheddar cheese.
Notes
21 Day Fix container equivalents per serving: 1 red, 0.5 green, 1 yellow, 0.5 blue

 

I had a lot of leftovers of the meat since this recipe makes 4 servings I also made another version where I omit the cheddar cheese completely and top it with a dallop of ricotta instead. The warmed noodles and beef help melt the ricotta and when all mixed together it makes a really yummy sauce!

If you replace the cheddar with ricotta and are following the Fix nutrition plan your container equivalent will be: 1.5 red, 0.5 green, 1 yellow.

 

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If you use more than a 1/2 cup of cooked pasta for your serving just adjust your yellow container count as needed!

 

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This time I cooked a package of RP’s Pasta Red Lentil Fusilli. I do not follow a gluten free diet but this pasta is SO GOOD. Since it fresh it cooks up in 3 minutes and I honestly can’t tell the difference between this and regular pasta. It even packs a little bit more protein per serving than your average pasta which is a win in my book as well!

 

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I am a big fan of their spinach fettucini as well and used it regularly as a base for my cauliflower alfredo sauce!

 

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