Chili Mac for a Crowd

Chili Mac For A Crowd Recipe

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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!

★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make Chili Mac for a Crowd


  • 1Cook pasta for one minute less than it says on the box, drain, and set aside.
  • 2Brown the ground beef, drain, rinse, and set aside.
  • 3In a large dutch oven type pan, melt the butter with the olive oil, and saute onion, peppers, and garlic until tender but not wimpy.
  • 4Add 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.*
  • 5Add cooked macaroni and mix well, then stir in about one cup of shredded cheese, and allow to melt.
  • 6Serve Chili Mac with additional cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, and corn bread (if desired)
  • 7* 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.

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About Chili Mac for a Crowd

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