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Quick Chili Mac Recipe
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Quick Chili Mac Recipe

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“This combines my chili recipe with a pasta dish I make. I often serve it for company or potlucks and occasionally add taco seasoning or use beanless chili and add black beans.” Lee Deneau - Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chili with beans
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 409 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 880 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in chili and corn. Drain macaroni; add to the skillet and heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili Mac in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p21

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Very good and very easy to make. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Fast and simple to make and tasted good! :)"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I leave out the onion, and sometimes don't even add the extra pound of hamburger. My family loves this!"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"it was yummy! I think the next time I make I will add some taco seasoning-we tried it with some sour cream on top-"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"This recipe is quick and tasty!! I did season the ground meat (turkey) and added sour cream on top. The next time I make this I would like to use taco season and sauté hot peppers with my onion and bell pepper."

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