Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chili Mac Casserole

This is a great casserole to carry to a covered dish event or a nice family meal. This Chili Mac Casserole is filled with flavor and comfort. If you are rushed for time serve it right out of the pot or to dress it up bake it in the oven for a few minutes to give it even more flavor. One more reason I love this casserole is that it freezes for up to 3 months, it is a great meal to have on hand for those busy days. We have been enjoying this casserole for years and sure hope you will enjoy it to.

Chili Mac Casserole


Our Family Gets Excited To See Chili Mac Casserole On The Menu

Chili Mac Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 pound ground chuck
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups stewed tomatoes
2 cups ranch style beans
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
10 ounces elbow macaroni pasta
2 cups sharp or longhorn cheddar cheese, shredded
4 cups chicken broth
Directions
In a heavy stew pot, brown the beef, onion, peppers, and garlic until the onions are clear and the beef is lightly browned.
Add the tomatoes with the juice and the beans with juice, mix well continuing to cook on medium heat.
Add the chili powder, cumin salt and pepper, mix well.
Add 1 cup of the shredded cheese and mix well.
Stir in the chicken broth making sure it is mixed well.
Mix in the pasta.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stir making sure the mixture is not sticking to the bottom. Turn the burner off,  cover the pot and let set on the burner for 20 minutes.
Place the mixture into a 9X13 baking dish and cover with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Enjoy!

Brown The Beef and The Vegetables


Add The Pasta, Bring to Boil and Let Set


Bake The Casserole Until The Cheese Melts


Ready To Serve


Enjoy!

I sure hope you have a chance to try this recipe and that you and your family loves it as much as we do. Thanks so much for spending part of your day with us, we always look forward to your visit. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

16 comments:

  1. when do you add the pasta?????

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    1. Hi Dee,
      Add the pasta right after the chicken broth:
      Stir in the chicken broth making sure it is mixed well.
      Mix in the pasta.
      This is a great casserole, sure hope you enjoy it. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  2. With the temps getting down to single-digit numbers tomorrow night, this would be perfect comfort food to warm my soul and tummy!
    Stay warm,
    Roz

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  3. What a great comfort food dish! My kids will absolutely love this :D

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  4. I'd love to make a pot of this and enjoy it for lunch all week.

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  5. Looks delicious and something that would be great on a cold winter night.
    Enjoy the weekend...stay warm!

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  6. Oh my! I LOVE chili mac!! It is so very good!! I'm so excited about trying your recipe!

    I found your post at Inspire Me Mondays!

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  7. Man-oh-man, does this ever look delicious! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

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  8. This reminds me of my childhood! YUM.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

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  9. This casserole is such comfort food. I want some! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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  10. hi girly!
    I'm starting a new link party over at my blog on Tuesdays and id love for you to stop by and share a post!

    -K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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  11. This sounds like a wonderful casserole! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? :)

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  12. My husband would love this. Hamburger and beans. Pinned to make it for him.

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  13. Perfect family-pleasing kind of meal. I like that the pasta cooks in all the juices.
    Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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  14. This looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  15. No wonder your family love your Chili Mac Casserole, Miz Helen - it looks and sounds so good! What a great comfort food recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will tweet! Have a lovely week!

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