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Chili Beef Noodle Skillet

A friend gave me this recipe. My husband likes this entree's hearty blend of beef, onion and tomatoes. I like it because I can get it to the table so quickly. —Deborah Elliott, Ridge Spring, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) egg noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Drain noodles; stir into beef mixture and heat through. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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  • Jason
    Nov 29, 2020

    I can't even rate this really though it gave a great idea. 1 I didn't use ground beef I started 1 med white onion minced about 5 cloves garlic, salt, pepper, with beef tip and diced kielbasa threw in God knows how much chili pepper added a little cayenne then Mccormick Hot shot with red and black pepper to taste. Then threw in some red pepper flakes. Yea I like my pepper. With the diced tomato I had about 1/4 jar of medium salsa so I poured it into the salsa jar and dumped it all in to the skillet. Boiled the egg noodles with just a little bit of toughness left in the noodle and dumped them into the mix to absorb all juices. Yummy and thanks for the foundation

  • Grandmaj2u
    Oct 21, 2019

    First, I agree with slocooker805. If you are going take the time to chop up onion and celery, then keep that flavor . Instead, use a lean ground beef...85 to 90 % and keep those juices. For 1 thing, it is jot ALL fat. Some of it is water. BUT if you do want to drain off. Cook the beef 1st, till not quite done, then drain SOME or most of those drippings. Push the beef off to the outer edges of the pan. Add celery ,onion, onion,garlic and chili powder. I add in at least 1 t. Of Cumin and some garlic powder. Then saute for a few minutes befor stirring in the beef. The tomato part needed ALOT of help. Try (1 ) 14 to 15 oz can Rotel tomatoes [ the Original Rotel is spicy hot. The Mild is bland and tasteless. The one with Lime and Cilantro is medium....(no , you cannot taste any cilantro..) For the other 14 to 15 oz of tomatoes, try using Salsa. We serve fresh cilantro and lime on the side, as well as include some in with the skilket. With enough tweaks, this recipe could be really good. BUT, over all, it needed a fair amount of help to get there.

  • slocook805
    May 9, 2018

    If you're going to drain the beef after cooking it then cook the celery, onion and garlic separately. Why drain off the flavor of the celery, onion and garlic with the beef fat? I have never understood that.

  • hchambers
    Sep 30, 2017

    This a good and quick dinner to get on the table. I used diced tomatoes with green chilies to give the dish a bit more kick.

  • Maryrose90
    May 11, 2017

    This was easy and quick to make but for our family it lacked flavor. I even added sliced olives at the end to try and spice it up. My son and I ended up topping with Siracha sauce at the table. Sorry but it just wasn't for us.

  • LeslieH
    Apr 6, 2014

    Made this with 2 diced chicken breasts and half green pepper diced as my husband prefers this to ground beef and celery. Was very tasty. A make again.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 1, 2013

    Very good but much like other recipes I have.

  • LisaBetzhold
    May 19, 2012

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  • smokingdragons
    Aug 19, 2009

    Have made this several times and it's very easy and delicious. I serve it with a salad and garlic bread sticks. It's a keeper

  • Kerttu
    Apr 28, 2008

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