Cathy's Easy Chili Mac

Catherine Patterson


This is my adaptation of a recipe I found on the back of a can of Bush's chili beans. I didn't have all the ingredients, so I changed it up a little.
I usually serve it over elbow macaroni, but for variety you can also put it over rice; it's very good too. I usually add a little sour cream and shredded cheese to mine.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min


  • 1 lb
  • 2 can(s)
    bush chili beans (either mild or spicy)
  • 2 can(s)
    hunt's petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked, or cooked rice
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • ·

How to Make Cathy's Easy Chili Mac


  1. Brown hamburger, breaking up as it browns; drain. Add the taco seasoning mix, and the water as directed on package. Simmer until the water is absorbed. Add the 2 cans beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes. Stir together and simmer for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook macaroni (or rice) as directed on package. Drain macaroni, put in large bowl or platter and spoon chili mixture over. Top each serving with sour cream, cheese, and onions if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cathy's Easy Chili Mac

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Chili
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #Kids, #Brown, #mac, #simmer

You May Also Like:

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

13 Ways To Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick's Day Recipe

13 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick's Day

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional dinner for St. Patrick's Day, but did you know they don't eat it in Ireland? Who knew! (You can read the story behind...

17 Meatball Recipes That Are Amazeballs

17 Meatball Recipes that are Amazeballs

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From appetizer to dinner, these are the BEST meatball recipes you need to add to your cookbook. Seriously, these are amazeballs!

Slow Cooker Recipes To Make Weeknight Cooking Easier

Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Weeknight Cooking Easier

Kitchen Crew

From the Instant Pot to an air fryer there are lots of kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier. A slow cooker is still one of my favorites, though. I love...