momma's chile mac

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By Lynne Hawkins
from Lusby, MD

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 Review
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For momma's chile mac

  • 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

  • 1
    In medium saucepan, cook macaroni until just underdone (a bit chewy). Set aside.
  • 2
    Brown ground beef in large skillet, breaking up into pieces. When browned drain and set aside.
  • 3
    In same skillet, saute chopped onions, celery, and green pepper until crisp/tender. Add to beef.
  • 4
    Add 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.
  • 5
    Serve with grated cheese, garlic bread and a green vegetable.