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!

★★★★★ 1 vote
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


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.

About this Recipe

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