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Served atop spaghetti noodles, this flavorful combination of beef and spices has a hint of cocoa.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
8 ounces extra lean ground beef
1 tablespoon ground chili powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes, with their liquid
1 cup salsa
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste*
12 ounces spaghetti
3 ounces shredded, reduced fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (for garnish)
crumbled soda crackers
Pass one bowl containing chopped onion* and another with soda crackers.* Let people serve themselves.
*Options not included in nutrition facts.
First published: 08/06/2002
Last updated: 03/25/2011
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department