CHILI WITH MACARONI

Chili with macaroni is delicious anytime, and it’s also a great way to stretch your chili.

Chili with macaroni is a favorite anytime with my family but really good during the fall and winter months. I love having soups and stews on hand to reheat for lunch or a quick weeknight meal anytime I need something in a hurry.   This is one way we like this great dish.  This is good with spaghetti added for the pasta instead of macaroni as well.  The pasta is a change to this dish.

Ingredients for Chili with Macaroni

1 pound of ground beef

1 pound of  ground turkey

1 regular can chili hot beans

1 regular can kidney beans or pinto beans (I use whatever I have available)

1 large onion, chopped

2 regular cans diced tomatoes

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tablespoon garlic powder

3 or 4 tablespoons chili powder

1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked

3 or 4 cups water

Directions

Brown turkey, beef and onion in skillet and drain. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then turn to simmer for about an hour. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Great with cornbread.  Enjoy!

You might also like my Crockpot Stew Meat Chili.

Chili with Macaroni

Judy Yeager
Easy chili recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 regular can chili hot beans
  • 1 regular can kidney beans or pinto beans I use whatever I have available
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 regular cans diced tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 3 or 4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Brown turkey, beef and onion in skillet and drain. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then turn to simmer for about an hour. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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24 Comments

  1. Clara Davidson says:

    I’d like to comment on your Tomatoes & Macaroni. When I saw the picture my grandmothers face immediately came to mind. She made this dish often.
    Thank you for posting this wonderful dish. Honestly I’d forgotten about it.
    I so enjoy your wonderful recipes & have made many of them.5 stars

    1. So glad you’re enjoying the recipes! Those dishes are grandmothers made are the BEST!

  2. Thanks southern lady for this recipe….I will be trying it, and I have lived in the south my entire life and I have always added macaroni to my chili, but it may be because my Mom lived for several yrs. in Indiana.

    1. Skip Pierce says:

      Macaroni to Chili ~ just like mom made, she was from Cedar County Kentucky.

  3. I don’t like hot food, when i make this and omit the the can of hot chili beans, would i add two of one of the other beans?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Just one, Elaine.

  4. I grew up in Ky, in Frankfort, Momma always had macaroni in her chili, I didn’t know others didn’t til I moved away from Ky. My family loves it that way and we live in Florida now…

  5. The Southern Lady says:

    I am wondering Sidneyanne if you ever prepare anything besides Southern recipes. I probably have as many Northern people on my site as I do Southern. I also have people from all over the world and everyone is welcome here. I have never limited myself in cooking or life. Diversity is a wonderful thing. There are 3 chili recipes on the site and they are all different. Just because I am Southern and try to be a lady doesn’t mean I can’t cook anything I want or offer dishes that might appeal to everyone. A lot of Texans I know are positive and diversified happy people.

    1. Helen from Seattle says:

      You are quite a lady and an awesome one! Thank you for all you do to brighten my day and my table. My family & friends rave about your recipes that I make and think I am the greatest cook ever. Shhh thank you! I am making this chili for my friends at dog training class tonight in celebration of the Seahawks win!

  6. WENDY SWANSON says:

    I Start MY CHILI Out – with A BIG CAN or BOTTLE of V-8 Juice ! Also has Celery in it too !

  7. Jayne Adler says:

    In Wisconsin, chili is always made with macaroni, only I like to use elbow spaghetti. The smaller cut of pasta tastes better. Don’t cook your pasta till it is soft. I rinse it in cold water before I add the cooked pasta to the chili. It’ll mush up in the hot chili if it is fully cook when you add it to the chili because it will continue to cook in the hot chili. Don’t try to skip a step and add the raw pasta to the chili to cook it, or you will have casserole!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I put the macaroni in my chili uncooked all the time and never had a problem.

  8. One question. Is that one cup of cooked macaroni or uncooked macaroni?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It is uncooked, Garald. Thanks for bringing to my attention. I just added to recipe that it is uncooked.

  9. This was really good. Back again to make it today.

  10. I use spaghetti (broken into pieces) for my chili. But I’ll try the macaroni! Looks great.

  11. I made this last week and my daughter loved it. We ate on it for days. Thanks for sharing it!

  12. Judy, always add macaroni to my chili. With Fall arriving it is always so good and easy to make. Take care…

  13. Judy Bell says:

    Chili recipe with macaroni looks good, I love to put macaroni in my soup

  14. This is the same as I make. In Wisconsin, our chili always has macaroni in it. It seems so naked without it! But, I’ve had some really good texas spicy chili that’s served with rice that is delcious also.

  15. I am not a huge chili fan, I usually load mine up with crackers. I LOVE the idea of macaroni in chili! I think my boys (who aren't chili lovers either) would like it better with noodles too!