Chorizo Chili Mac

Colleen Sowa


This is an easy recipe to make and it is very good!

My grandchildren helped create this recipe... so I think it is "kid friendly".

I like incorporating vegetables into my recipes to help get our daily intake of vegetables into our diets. Adding vegetables also boost the volume of the food and give added flavor and texture.

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25 Min
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2 lb
macaroni, elbow (any pasta will work)


2 lb
chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium
1 large
onion (diced)
10 clove
garlic (whole or diced)
yellow crooked neck squash
1 tsp
ground black pepper
2 tsp
each: ground cumin,garlic powder
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne pepper
1 can(s)
tomato paste (6ounces)
3 can(s)
water (use tomato paste can to measure)
2 can(s)
black beans
2 can(s)
tomatoes (diced)


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11 box or bag (2 pounds) elbow macaroni.

Cook elbow macaroni as directed on box.

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2Drain and rinse the pasta in a colander. Set aside.

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3While the elbow macaroni is cooking:

In a large skillet, cook the chorizo, onion, garlic and yellow squash until cooked (about 10 minutes).

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4Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water and spices. Simmer 5 minutes.

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5Put some elbow macaroni into bottom of bowls.

Scoop Chorizo Sauce mixture on top of elbow Macaroni.

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*** You can also add some pasta to the other ingredients, but I prefer not to.

*** optional: taco toppings to garnish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids