Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
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This simple beef-and-cheese dinner makes a great kid-friendly option for busy school nights. Plus, since it calls for onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, kidney beans, and corn, chili mac is a great way to sneak extra veggies into your kids' diets. For more beef dinners, see our complete collection of beef recipes.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 1998


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble beef. Drain well; wipe drippings from pan with paper towels. Return beef mixture to pan; stir in macaroni and next 9 ingredients (macaroni through tomato paste). Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon onto each of 8 plates; top with cheese.


Nutrition Facts

295 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 22.6g; carbohydrates 32.5g; fiber 4.2g; cholesterol 50mg; iron 4.3mg; sodium 529mg; calcium 151mg.