There are few recipes I’ve created from scratch that go over as well as this delicious chili mac recipe. My kids LOVE it. It’s full of flavor but definitely mild enough for young taste buds. Plus there’s a decent amount of veggies in here, which make it quite healthy and yummy enough for adults, too!
This recipe makes a big batch with plenty of leftovers for freezing. A half recipe will easily feed a family of 6.
Brown the ground turkey or beef and drain off the fat.
Add the chopped peppers, celery and onion and sauté until just-soft.
Pour into large stock pot and add the cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and black beans. Stir.
Add the seasonings – cumin, taco sauce, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, oregano and onion salt. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.
Cook pasta separately according to the package directions. Drain, do not rinse, and add to the large stock pot, stirring thoroughly.
Serve with shredded cheese and cornbread… yummm… Actually, it’s so filling you may not even need the cornbread!