A very easy and fast microwaveable main dish -- sort of a cross between chili and spaghetti with meat sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crumble beef into a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 3 minutes on high; drain fat and stir in onion, chili powder, basil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, tomatoes and tomato paste. Fill the paste can with water and add. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 10 minutes.

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  • Stir broken spaghetti into meat mixture; re-cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Stir, re-cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until spaghetti is tender. Stir in beans, re-cover and let stand 5 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, combine cheese, sour cream and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Microwave on medium-high for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve over spaghetti mixture.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 29.7g 59% DV; carbohydrates 43.9g 14% DV; fat 23.3g 36% DV; cholesterol 82.4mg 28% DV; sodium 735.2mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2007
This was fast and good but I doubled the spices and added a tblspoon of cocoa powder to make it a little more Cincinnati Chili style. Also did it on the stovetop just as quickly. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
This was fast and good but I doubled the spices and added a tblspoon of cocoa powder to make it a little more Cincinnati Chili style. Also did it on the stovetop just as quickly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
This is so quick and easy. I made it a bit more "mexican" by substituting rotell for the crushed tomatoes and black beans for kidney beans...yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2007
The adults loved it the kids not so much. They didn't like beans with their noodles. I think it was the texture rather than the taste. This is a creative recipe and worth trying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
Good good stuff! I was going to make just regular old spaghetti then decided last minute I wanted spaghetti with a test so I found this! I want to stress that I DID NOT make this in the microwave though I suppose it would be okay. I just thought it would taste better after simmering on the stove for awhile. The only change I made was using ground turkey rather than ground beef. Oh and the sauce....do not leave off the sauce. The sauce makes this in my opinion. Yum yum yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
Most excellent recipe. I will definately make this again. And enjoy it thoroughly! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2005
Hey this reminds me of a recipe my dad used to make too! I have been looking for this for sometime. A good hearty recipe for cold nights and a nice change from regular spaghetti. Yum! Read More
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