1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1 cup water
1 small onion
2 cups cooked macaroni
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup green bell pepper
1 jar organic Italian herb pasta sauce
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend
1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Sprinkle with cheese when serving.