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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
2 TBSP leftover brewed coffee
1 box elbow mac
Shredded cheese


1. Brown beef in a stock pot.
2. Drain grease.
3. Add pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and sautee 3-5 minutes.
4. Add all other ingredients to pot except pasta.
5. Heat to simmering, turn heat to med-low and keep simmering for 45-60 minutes.
6. While chili is simmering cook pasta according to box.
7. Take chili off heat, drain pasta and stir into chili.
8. Top with cheese to taste when serving.


( 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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