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??

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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


1Gather ingredients. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain pasta and toss with olive oil.
2Cook 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.
3Stir 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.
4all my prep times are based on what I do by hand, if you have a food processor, it'll be quicker. enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids