Ready in 50 minutes
My Mother used to make this easy recipe and I still love it. It's great for busy week nights.
"I will make this again. I added a leftover green pepper that I had to use up and added some extra spice because I think i made too much pasta. But it will feed my family of 6 easily that way. Next time I may try it with sausage and hamburger for fun. Thanks"- Danine
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Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
Cook ground beef with onion in a 6-quart saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain, if needed. Stir in chili powder and crushed red pepper (if using). Add tomatoes and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 20 minutes. Add cooked macaroni; cook for 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This freezes well and makes excellent leftovers -- if there is any left.
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TMcR 1 month ago
BrDavis21 1 month agoGenerally a good recipe. I personally didn't think there was enough flavor. I added more chili powder, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Also, I added chili beans.
moodysky 1 month agoLovely meal, added red peppers and mushrooms and used mixed beans, added some cheese while cooking. very nice.
mizchele 2 months agoEverybody gave this two thumbs up!
feliciamonique3 2 months agoMade this for my husband really quick 45 minutes absolutely great. I did add my own little touches here and there and it came out great.
Lendrovsky 3 months agoReally nice and easy to make
kegbroughton 3 months agoFamily loved it....
imsteffie 4 months agoEasy and yummy
rtmama01 4 months agoI took the advice of other reviewers and made a few changes. Used twisty noodles, chili beans with a lil juice, chili seasoning packet and a lil crushed red pepper. My family absolutely LOVED it! Will definitely make again!
Jldozer 5 months agoVery good. I switched out the kidney beans for chili beans and instead of chili powder used a packet of chili spice mix.
martinlegrand 5 months ago
Aimeelady 6 months agoIm really not hard to please but I agree with others this was just plain. Not terrible just missing some seasoning I mean there isnt even salt or pepper. I copied another and used some cumin, garlic and oregano too. Chili needs more than just spiciness it also needs flavor.
singleguy55 6 months agoThe one large onion, Is it sliced, chopped, diced....? The dish needed a bit more spice for flavor. But it was very easy to put together and taste good.
carleebee 8 months agoSooo Goood!
bindi13 8 months agoReally nice! Except I think our chilli powder is different in Australia - I put in half what the recipe said and it was far too spicy for the kids and even I had to take it really slow. Will use half a teaspoon of chilli powder next time.
j3ssicah0 9 months ago........................
Poduck 10 months agoWorst chili mac recipe I've ever tried. I had to add the teaspoons of cumin and oregano, and a clove of garlic just to make it palatable. It's as though this recipe is only half done.
vgasper 10 months agoExcellent!
Gmwatson10 10 months agoIt's a keeper...made a few substitutions. Used spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes with chiles instead of red peppers.
pherr357 10 months agoVery good. Kids liked it.