Chili Mac

Chili Mac is a definite Mexican-American hybrid. Ground beef, kidney beans, and macaroni are all simmered together in a spicy tomato sauce to make a hearty and easy dinner ready in about 30 minutes.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz.) condensed tomato soup
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tsp. ground red chili powder
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In large skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic; drain well if necessary. Add green pepper and cook for another 2–3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese and bring to a boil. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer for 15–20 minutes until macaroni is tender.
  • Leave in skillet and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese; cover pan and let stand for 3–4 minutes until cheese melts.