Hearty Chili Mac Recipe
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, celery, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- 2. Add the beans and macaroni; simmer 15-20 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 cup: 217 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 809mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein
Reviews for Hearty Chili Mac
"I get people asking me to make this all the time, great chili, not spicy. A few adjustments I make: I don't brown the beef and onions together, I drain before adding the onions and brown a little more for 5 mins, to save the onion juices. The best onion to use is the biggest Vidalia onion you can find, or two medium sweet yellows if those are not available. I use vegetable juice instead of tomato juice. I put in a whole tablespoon of salt. I use one can of light red kidney beans, and one can of dark red kidney beans, as it gives it a nice presentation. I use a whole cup of macaroni as well."
"Because I didn?t add the beans, I increased the noodles to one cup (112 g.), it still wasn?t thick enough for a Chili Mac, but it was perfect for a new twist on chili! I may make this for my chili cook off this year adding a couple cans of green chilies. Increase the noodles for a hearty chili mac. I will make this again and again."
"I've made this recipe a few times and we really enjoy it. I also increase the amount of macaroni I put in it as it makes it heartier."
"This was pretty good. I would make it again."
"Ran across this recipe and it sounded so good...and it was! Simple to prepare and such great flavors! I did use 1 cup of macaroni instead of 1/2 cup...my hubby told me it was a "keeper"!"
"Very good! I purchased vegetable juice instead of tomato juice by accident and it was still good! I followed other suggestions and added about 1 cup of macaroni and only 1 can on beans! We loved it!"
"added garlic and more pasta. Next time will increase the chili powder a bit. My hubby and 3 kids (11,4 ad 2) all LOVED it! Prob will only add 1 can of beans next time also as the beans were a bit overkill for my personal taste!"
"I don't have a Dutch oven or large kettle--can this be prepared in a regular large pot? Or in the crockpot?"
"I used one can of Italian diced tomatoes, and it was perfect."
"My boyfriend and I made this and it was really good! We had diced tomatoes w/ green chilies on hand, so we just used that, and we chose to add extra macaroni. We topped ours with a few cubes of velveta cheese and a dallop of sour cream for fun, but it was perfect by itself. I didn't even have to ask if it was a keeper, my boyfriend told me right away to add this to the "make again" list. Since this works so well as a dutch oven recipe, I can't wait to make this outside over a campfire. Thanks so much!"
"I made this for dinner and brought some in to work. Everyone raved about it. I did add a can of green chilies. It's a keep and will be used often this winter.Scout312"
"I made this for dinner but I halfed the recipe for my family of 5. Everyone loved it, even my 2 year old.My husband says "keep this recipe", so I guess he liked it alot."
"made this last night and there were no leftovers. I increased the chili powder for a bit more kick and added crushed garlic plus garlic pwder. I also used half lean ground beef and half fat free ground turkey to lighten it up a bit. Very good recipe and a keeper for my household!"