Deer Veggie Chili Mac

Deer Veggie Chili Mac

As you can probably tell from the name, “Deer Veggie Chili Mac,” I have no idea what to call this recipe. It’s just something I threw together and I’m happy I did. It’s so delicious and healthy. It only has 320 calories per two cups! 

It has deer burger, vegetables, chili powder, and macaroni, so I named it “Deer Veggie Chili Mac,” but that sounds stupid! I need help in deciding a better name for this recipe. It tastes too good to have this tacky name!

Deer Veggie Chili Mac is so delicious and healthy and it only has 320 calories per serving, which is a whopping two cups.  It’s absolutely loaded with essential vitamins. This is one of our top diet-friendly recipes, and trust me, your taste buds won’t even think it’s diet-friendly because it’s too delicious.

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Deer Veggie Chili Mac

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 37 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 Quarts

Serving Size: 2 Cup

Calories per serving: 320

Fat per serving: 6 g

Deer Veggie Chili Mac

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground deer burger
  • 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 1/4 cup of elbow macaroni
  • 6 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 15 oz can of corn
  • 1 15 oz can of cut green beans
  • 1 15 oz can of sweet peas
  • 1 15 oz can of sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp of salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp of black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground deer burger on medium-high heat and break it up as it fries. This should only take about 7 minutes. If you have any excess grease, drain it.
  2. Drain the liquids from all of the cans of veggies and add them to the deer burger. Then add all of the other ingredients. Do not drain the tomatoes.
  3. Let this slowly simmer for about 30 minutes or until the elbow macaroni is done.
  4. Remove it from the heat and let it set and cool for 5 minutes–if you can wait that long.
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Here’s an idea. Put some in a bowl and sprinkle it with cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese and let it melt while it’s cooling.

This is good with crackers, cornbread, or Jiffy corn muffins. It’s thick enough to eat it plain, which is the way I like it. If you want it thinner add water little by little and then maybe add a little extra salt and more chili powder to make up for the added water.

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The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • Deer Veggie Chili Mac is really low in calories and fat, high in fiber, and very high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
  • It’s also, unfortunately, high in sodium and maybe a little too high in sugar for some.

See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

Deer Veggie Chili Mac Nutrition Facts

Yields: 4 Quarts (serves 8) Serving Size: 2 Cups
Calories 320  Calories from fat: 17
  % Daily Value*
 Total Fat 6 g 9%
 Saturated Fat 2 g 10%
 Monounsaturated Fat 1 g  
 Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g  
 Trans Fat 0.0g  
 Cholesterol 46 mg 15%
 Sodium 1323 mg 55%
 Total Carbohydrates 46 g 15%
 Dietary Fiber 9 g 34%
 Sugars 12 g  
 Protein 22 g  43%
 Vitamin A 31%  Vitamin C 38%
 Calcium 9%  Iron 30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.

To make this recipe more diet-friendly…

  • To help lower the sodium you can omit the added salt or use a salt alternative. Also, use low sodium or no salt added tomatoes and maybe rinse the veggies before cooking. 
  • To help lower the sugar you can use veggies that are lower in sugar. From most sugar to the least in this recipe are as follows: peas, carrots, corn, green beans. Maybe instead of peas, you could use celery and instead of carrots you could use sweet potatoes.
  • If you need to lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If your burger has less fat this recipe will also have less fat and cholesterol.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Deer Veggie Chili Mac, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com

Bon Appétit

Deer Veggie Chili Mac

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