Barbeque Chili Mac, Iris's

iris mccall


This is warmth and comfort on a cold day. My boys and I settle in with a good movie and a bowl of this chili mac, dicussing the finer points of "The Lorax" or a good belching competition... hey you were a kid once too remember??


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • ·
    kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1 lb
    corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked ,drained, and diced
  • 1&1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1&1/2 c
    sweet & tangy barbeque sauce, i use famous daves'
  • 1 can(s)
    14 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    28oz. diced tomatos, including juice
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz pinto beans
  • 1 pkg
    ranch dressing mix
  • ·
    green onions, sour cream, & heddar cheese to garnish

How to Make Barbeque Chili Mac, Iris's


  1. Gather ingredients. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain pasta and toss with olive oil.
  2. Cook bacon in large Dutch oven over medium heat until it is just lightly crisp and the fat is rendering. toss in onion, jalapeno, and garlic and sauté until tender. Add the beef to the veggies to brown breaking up with a wooden spoon. Throw in the tomato paste and stir to blend.
  3. Stir in barbeque sauce, crushed and diced tomatos and beans, plus ranch seasoning and simmer for 20 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. add salt and pepper if needed. Add pasta to meat mixture and stir. Serve hot with condiments.
  4. all my prep times are based on what I do by hand, if you have a food processor, it'll be quicker. enjoy!!

Printable Recipe Card

About Barbeque Chili Mac, Iris's

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

A School Week's Worth Of Back To School Dinner Ideas

A School Week's Worth of Back to School Dinner Ideas

Kitchen Crew

It's that time of year that parents love and hate at the same time... back-to-school. I remember the days of getting back on a morning schedule, heading to the bus...

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...

How To Make Compound Butter

How to Make Compound Butter

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Compound butter sounds extremely fancy and hard to make. In reality, it is extremely simple to prepare and will enhance any meal. They are made by mixing softened butter with...