Hearty Chili Mac
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
I am having a tree lighting for the neighbors day after Thanksgiving and make this today and will put in freezer. This is a quick and awesome recipe. I substituted tomato puree 28 0z can instead of tomato juice and used no diced tomatoes. And because of the thickness of the puree I added 2/and half cups of broth you can also used water. No need for the sugar and used 1 can of drained white beans. I also used tiny tiny chili mac pasta 1/4 cup. It is really tasty and can't wait to serve it to my guests.
SO Delicious! First time making it. I did add a little garlic to it and a tad bit of red pepper and it was just delicious. Will make again and again and again. Definitely a Keeper!
We had this delicious recipe last night. Definitely a winner. I made a few adjustments. First, I halved the recipe for the two of us. I omitted the sugar as we don't like our chili sweet. I subbed vegetable juice as that was all I had on hand but next time I will use the tomato juice. However, it was delicious and we went back for seconds. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor
This is delicious! My husband devoured it! :) will most definitely make it again.
Delicious! I used more pasta because that is what I prefer. Ground turkey works great. Onion not needed.- Theresa
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"!