Chili Mac my way

Julie Tomblin


My mom used to make this instead of spaghetti because the noodles were easier to pick up with a fork and it added a little spice to it too. I like to also have garlic bread with cheese with it.

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Julie's recipe should be a staple on any busy mom's menu. It's simple and easy to throw together. The whole crew loved this dish. The seasoning packet adds all the flavor you'd expect from a chili but you don't have to grab multiple spice jars. It seriously doesn't get easier than this recipe. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread and you have a super quick meal. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

6-8 people
15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 large
    box of medium shells
  • 1 jar(s)
    of your favorite spaghetti sauce; 24 oz.
  • 1 pkg
    of Chili-o-seasoning
  • 1 small
  • ·
    Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
  • 1
    loaf of your favorite garlic bread (optional)

How to Make Chili Mac my way


  1. Finely chop onion. Set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, brown hamburger and onion until hamburger is no longer pink and the onion is translucent. Drain off excess fat. Return to pot.
  3. Add spaghetti sauce.
  4. Add the Chili-o-seasoning. Stir.
  5. In another large pot boil the shells until al dente.
  6. Drain.
  7. Combine meat mixture with shells and stir carefully as to not tear the shells.
  8. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

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About Chili Mac my way

Course/Dish: Pasta, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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