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Chili Mac

This chili mac is one that should not be overlooked as a favorite comfort food. It’s easy, quick and delicious.
From Home Cooking with Paula Deen, January 2013
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 16-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 3 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can ranch-style beans, drained
  • 2 1.75-ounce packages chili seasoning mix
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions, and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook ground chuck and onion over medium heat, stirring often, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, beans, and chili seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in macaroni. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish; top with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword Casserole