A convenience store that is closed now, use to at its whim serve a chili mac that was very good, but you never knew when it would be cooked nor did the cook know, as it was at the cook's whim. So I came up with this recipe. It wasn't a regular on the menu but was well liked.
Cook the Macaroni,set aside. Cook the Ground Beef & set aside (or toss it on the cooked macaroni since it all ends up in the same pot/skillet), save some of the grease to saute the Onion & Green Bell Pepper. Then do just that, saute the Onion & Green Bell Pepper.
Add back the Cooked Macaroni, to the pan with the Onion & Bell Pepper. Add the Tomatoes, Pinto Beans, Tomato Paste, Water, Chili Powder, Salt, & Pepper.
You may garnish your individual serving with the Cheddar Cheese &/or Sour Cream.