Sunday, May 23, 2021

Chili Mac #SundayFunday

Easy and tasty, this one pot meal is sure to bring back fond childhood memories and become a new family favorite.

Chili Mac

It's time for the Sunday Funday Bloggers........
Stacy of Food Lust People Love is hosting our event this week and asked us to share childhood favorites.  Let's see what memories the others are sharing today........
We had chili a lot while growing up.  It was a great way for my Mom to feed a ton of hungry people with inexpensive ingredients.  When there were more people at the table then chili, in would go the pasta to make it stretch even further.  So easy, simple and delicious.  

Chili Mac pin

This is all made in one pot and makes a complete meal so clean up is a breeze as well.  My Mom was all about convenience.  Raising 6 children, working full time and maintaining a house kept her very busy as you might imagine.  She wisely took shortcuts as often as she could.

One Pot Meals, Soups, Entrees, Beef,
Soups, Entrees
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
One Pot Chili Mac

One Pot Chili Mac

Easy and tasty, this one pot meal is sure to bring back fond childhood memories and become a new family favorite.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c. beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilis
  • 1 (15 oz) can tri bean mixture
  • 1 sauzon goya seasoning packet
  • 1 t. cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb macaroni noodles
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese, if desired


  1. Place a dutch oven over med high heat.  Add the ground beef, onions and garlic.  Cook, breaking up the beef,  until browned and crumbly and the onions are soft.  Drain any excess fat.
  2. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, beans, seasoning packet and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, add the pasta. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, 
  3. Serve with shredded cheese for topping, if desired.

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  1. Mmm, that does look like a dish of delicious comfort food.

  2. that certainly would make for a hearty plate of food, Wendy

  3. This sounds delicious. I'm tempted to make it for dinner tonight! P.S. 6 kids and a full time job? Wow!

    1. I think she had the job to get a break from the kids LOL.

    2. Well that makes total sense, lol!

  4. My mom made something very similar but we called it goulash! Another of my favorite childhood meals.

    1. Yes, but our goulash didn't have beans in it. Love goulash as well.

    2. You are so right. Ours never had beans either.

  5. I love chili mac! It definitely reminds me of childhood dishes - and I made it a lot in my early years of adulthood, I still make it probably a few times a year as a warm me up comfort food dish when the weather cools off!

  6. Mums definitely knew how to keep our tummy full on a small budget. We were a joint family and she had 15 mouths to feed! I spotted your summer veggie chili. Wouldn't mind using that recipe with pasta to make a veggie chili Mac.

  7. I have never heard of this dish, but it looks delicious!


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