Momma's Chile Mac

Lynne Hawkins


I was in the mood for a quick and easy dinner that would reheat easily! This fit the bill for my family of three. It was a dinner one night, then meals the next couple of days as we each had a different weekend schedule. A loaf of garlic bread and a big bowl of salad in the fridge were perfect accompaniments!

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10 Min
35 Min


1 1/2 c
elbow macaroni
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
chopped celery
1/2 c
chopped green pepper
28 oz
canned chunky tomato sauce
1 tsp
chile powder
1 tsp
mexican seasoning (or use taco seasoning)
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp

How to Make Momma's Chile Mac


  • 1In medium saucepan, cook macaroni until just underdone (a bit chewy). Set aside.
  • 2Brown ground beef in large skillet, breaking up into pieces. When browned drain and set aside.
  • 3In same skillet, saute chopped onions, celery, and green pepper until crisp/tender. Add to beef.
  • 4Add seasonings and tomato sauce to the beef and mix thoroughly. Return to heat and continue to simmer another 5-10 minutes or until the flavors have combined and the macaroni is tender.
  • 5Serve with grated cheese, garlic bread and a green vegetable.

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About Momma's Chile Mac

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Snacks
Regional Styles: Italian, Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids