Chili Mac for a Crowd

Chili Mac For A Crowd

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Valerie Quinn

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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
    butter
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta for one minute less than it says on the box, drain, and set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef, drain, rinse, and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.*
  5. Add cooked macaroni and mix well, then stir in about one cup of shredded cheese, and allow to melt.
  6. Serve 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



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