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I came up with this recipe when unexpected guests stopped by and I didn't have enough chili to go around. The spur-of-the-moment main dish is now a family favorite. —Cindy Cuykendall, Skaneateles, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Drain spaghetti; add to beef mixture. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, water, chili seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 374 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 706mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Gwen
    Feb 10, 2021

    Fantastic! Simple yet yummy! Thank-you for sharing!

  • pajamaangel
    Nov 5, 2019

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  • Angel182009
    Apr 28, 2019

    My family love Gold Star chili and this reminds us a lot of that. Great flavor and super easy to put together on a busy weeknight.

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    Jul 12, 2011

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    Feb 13, 2009

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