Chili Spaghetti Recipe
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Chili Spaghetti Recipe

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My husband often requested that his grandma make this dish.—Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces spaghetti, broken into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 321 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1042mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until spaghetti is just tender. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili Spaghetti in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p13

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Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Easy preperation makes this recipe a good choice. Cooking the spaghetti in the tomato liquid is a neat way to add flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"One of my favorite recipes!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Love it easy to make for a crowd nice twist in flavor"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I have made this time and time again, and it comes out perfect every time. I use brand name ingredients ,including the tomatoe juice ( V-8 ) and make sure the spaghetti is cooked through. this recipe is a keeper in my family for sure."

Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"Please do NOT use lean ground beef in this recipe unless you adjust the liquid amount. The pasta needs the liquid and the fats so it doesn't dry out."

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