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Quick Chili Mac Recipe

Quick Chili Mac Recipe

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. YIELD: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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with pepper and onion over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  • 2. Stir in chili, corn and macaroni; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 422 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 898mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 261344
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"I used a batch of my own chili (with beef and beans) therefore I omitted the canned chili, along with the beef, onion and pepper; since all those ingredients are in my chili. It was absolutely delicious, although, my chili rocks if I do say so myself, so I am sure that helped make it. It was very easy, just added elbows, corn and cheddar. A great new way to jazz up chili night."

janleck User ID: 718602 62093
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

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

sd20 User ID: 5560294 62082
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

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

jobr0501 User ID: 4345954 142834
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

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

mommyjo01 User ID: 1494282 142087
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-"

jazzyinjapan User ID: 5531629 128915
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."

MaryBlue User ID: 3485210 128875
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"It's awesome!"

Joene User ID: 2820661 206730
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Wow!!!!!!!!!! This is really good"

wmesser User ID: 3768328 128348
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"Super easy and very tasty! My husband loved and is already asking for it again!"

nursechef User ID: 4715518 62081
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"Simple, easy and tasty. This is good for both kids and adults alike. Will definitely make again."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 62832
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"This was a hearty, homey meal and it was a cinch to make since I already had all the ingredients on hand. I used beanless chili since we have a bean-hater in the family and only half a pound of ground beef because I needed the other half for another recipe. Next time, I plan to top it off with some chopped tomato and sliced black olives and green onions. This would be a great way to use up leftover chili!"

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