Quick Chili Mac Skillet

Quick Chili Mac Skillet


  • 1/2 box elbow macaroni
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brown ground beef and onion 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is cooked through and onions are tender, breaking beef into large crumbles. Stir in chili powder then tomatoes. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes to blend flavors. Add beans; heat through.
  3. Remove skillet from heat. Toss beef mixture with pasta. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Sprinkle with cheese.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Dreamfields Pasta

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