Chili Mac For A Crowd Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Chili Mac for a Crowd

Valerie Quinn


A family favorite during winter months. Serves a crowd, reheats easily, and also can be frozen to enjoy as a lunch or light meal later. It's versatile, so change it to fit your own taste!

pinch tips: How to Freeze Fish, Meat & Poultry





40 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


1 box
macaroni, elbow (14.5 oz)
1 large
green bell pepper, diced
1 large
red bell pepper, diced
1 large
yellow onion, diced
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
minced garlic
1 pkg
frozen corn
2 lb
ground beef
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes (no salt added) with juice
2 can(s)
chili (with beans)
1 can(s)
black beans, rinsed & drained
3 Tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
black pepper
1 pkg
cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta for one minute less than it says on the box, drain, and set aside.
Brown the ground beef, drain, rinse, and set aside.
In a large dutch oven type pan, melt the butter with the olive oil, and saute onion, peppers, and garlic until tender but not wimpy.
Add canned chili, corn, diced tomatoes, ground beef, beans, pepper, and chili powder to the veggies, and stir well. Heat to near a boil. Cover and then simmer for 10-15 minutes.*
Add cooked macaroni and mix well, then stir in about one cup of shredded cheese, and allow to melt.
Serve Chili Mac with additional cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, and corn bread (if desired)
* If making this a few hours ahead, put everything in a large crockpot rather than simmering in the pan, add the cooked mac, cover and heat on low for 2-3 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #chili mararoni