Chili Pasta with Beans

  • vanessatodd Posted: 07/29/09
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    Although this is not a culinary masterpiece, it is a good one-pot meal. It is quick and easy and a perfect way to wean kids off of "Hamburger Helper" meals.

  • nyca5124 Posted: 02/28/09
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    I think this could be good. I didn't think the recipe was worthy of such great reviews. My husband found it inedible, and settled for a bowl of cereal for dinner. I ate mine, but it wasn't great. The dish had a funny flavor, I don't know why. Won't make this again.

  • SnickelFritz Posted: 01/13/09
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    Extermely easy to make, this will go into my week night rotation. Tastes even better the next day and easily feeds a crowd.

  • sedutta Posted: 06/03/09
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    This is a great weeknight meal. I subbed a can of black beans for the meat, so it was a veggie meal. I also used a can of Rotel instead of tomatoes with green chilis, which really spiced things up quite nicely! Served this with cornbread.

  • FieryNature Posted: 02/27/09
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    Quick and easy one pot meal. I couldn't find tomatos with chilis so added a small can of diced mild green chilis. I like things spicy so I added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I really liked it and will make it again.

  • DMan49 Posted: 01/13/09
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    This is a spicy chili with pasta. I like the heat. tasted well with a beer late at night. easy to make with one pot, easy clean up, plenty of leftovers (cooked for one). i looked for chili off the mainstream and this fits the bill. i used beef cubed steak instead of sirloin and it suited well. cheers!

  • Schuler Posted: 03/07/09
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    This dish needs tweaking to be delicious. Add 1 teaspoon of Ancho chili powder, and 2 add'l teas of cumin. Slat and pepper the meat before adding it to he skillet, add some garlic powder to the meat as well. I found this dish to best best when made into a salad. Add lettuce, sliced avacado and crumbled tortlla stips and it is a great lunch!

  • kfrumkin Posted: 02/09/09
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    Thought this was delicious and really easy to make. I cut down on the liquid slightly.

  • Lisa712 Posted: 06/23/09
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    I love this recipe. It is fast, easy, uses ingredients I have onhand, and my husband gobbled it up and had to restrain himself from going back for thirds. The second time I made it I threw in some frozen green beans, for the meat, I use whatever I have in the freezer. I halved the amount of cumin and thought it was full of flavor. This is a great weeknight recipe.

  • Taryn4 Posted: 02/10/09
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    I really like this recipe a lot. Super simple but lots of great flavor.

  • KarenJM Posted: 02/18/09
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    This smelled so good while it was cooking! I had to simmer the pasta a little longer than indicated in the recipe. This was so easy and delicious. I served the chili pasta with Buttermilk Quick Bread, also in this issue. It baked while the chili simmered. I'll definitely make it again!

  • reubli Posted: 02/22/09
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    Very easy and my kids gobbled it up. Flavor is simple -- basic chili with pasta but it really resonanted with the kids, my husband, and especially my toddler, who ate mutiple helpings. Adults might want to add a little cayenne or red pepper to add a little more heat.

  • CatGirlD Posted: 03/08/09
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    This recipe is awesome for a weeknight meal. It is as easy as making chili from a mix...a one-skillet meal!

  • AnglWords Posted: 02/27/09
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    Good, but not great. I loved the fact it was easy to make and in one pot, but just thought it was average. I wouldn't bother making it again.

  • mommydark Posted: 05/01/09
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    I found I was quite full after one serving topped w/a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt and approx 1/8 cup shredded cheese (disclaimer: we had 1/16 of cornbread made in 8x8 pan as an appetizer). I found the yogurt tamed the strength of the chili, though my son didn't find it too spicy and ate about 1/2-3/4 serving size. I substituted pasta we had on hand (in this case, whole wheat elbow macaroni) for the wagon wheel pasta. It still tasted delicious. I would definitely make this again. It is a good everyday simple and quick to make dinner.

  • veryslowcook Posted: 02/14/12
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    My favorite thing about this dish is how quickly it comes together in one pan. I will make it again because of this, but I wish it was more flavorful. I added a little cayenne & extra salt, but it still needed more flavor. I didn't have green onions or cheddar for toppings and I'm sure that would've helped too.

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