Favorite Chili Mac

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Favorite Chili Mac

Favorite Chili Mac My Mother used to make this easy recipe and I still love it. It's great for busy week nights.

Ingredients of Favorite Chili Mac
1 cup Elbow macaroni
1 pound Lean ground beef
1 large Onion
3 tablespoons Chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Crushed red pepper
1 28-oz can Diced tomatoes in juice
1 28-oz can Crushed tomatoes
1 15-oz can Red kidney beans
-- Optional toppings --
Cheddar Cheese
Sweet onions
Sour cream

Favorite Chili Mac
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
Cook ground beef with onion in a 6-quart saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain, if needed. Stir in chili powder and crushed red pepper (if using). Add tomatoes and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 20 minutes. Add cooked macaroni; cook for 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.