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Chili Mac

I know some people consider putting pasta in chili ~blasphemous~ but it's a common Midwest comfort food so I don't give a fuck.


1 bell pepper (any color), seeds and membrane removed, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 large tomatos, peeled & diced
1 jalapeno, seeds & membrane removed, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1lb ground beef
1 can beans in chili gravy, do not drain or rinse
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 TBSP chili powder
1/2 tsp each salt, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, sugar, oregano, and cayenne pepper
1 can tomato paste + 1/4 cup red wine OR 1 cup Korean BBQ sauce
1 box elbow mac or rotini or small penne
Shredded cheese


1. Heat a little olive oil in a large pot.
2. Add pepper, onion, garlic, and jalapeno to pot and saute 3-5 min.
3. Add beef and cook until browned.
4. Drain grease.
5. Add all other ingredients to pot except pasta.
6. Heat to simmering, turn heat to med-low and keep simmering for 30 minutes minimum.
7. While chili is simmering cook pasta according to box.
8. Take chili off heat, drain pasta and stir into chili.
9. Top with cheese to taste when serving.

(x posted to tumblr)


( 2 have spoken — Speak )
Jun. 14th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
YES, SOMEONE ELSE WHO PUTS PASTA IN THEIR CHILI. I always used to eat it that way. I have a snob-ass cousin who won't even put BEANS in his chili because it's not ~real chili like they make in Texas~ or whatever (seriously, his is just hamburger, some kind of tomato broth and spices...like I want hamburger soup) and I just want to yell at him not to be a pretentious fuck because he's just a hick from Indiana who's never been to Texas in his entire miserable life. ANYHOO, this sounds really good and makes me wish I could eat chili because my taste buds are weeping ;')
Jun. 15th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
lol hamburger soup IT'S SO TRUE THOUGH. Or weak stew with hamburger instead of cubed meat.
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