Beefy Chili Mac
  • Cooking Time: 75
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 c caramelized onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 T roasted garlic
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 can whole corn, drained
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 2 c finely shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cook macaroni according to box, minus a couple of minutes, so it is very al dente - drain
  2. Brown beef, breaking up and draining off fat
  3. Add caramelized onion and garlic, mixing well
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper, cooking for about 30 minutes or until sauce is not watery
  5. Add corn and pasta and mix thoroughly
  6. Pour into 9x12 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for another 15 minutes or until cheese is melted
This recipe is from our church potlucks, and I have very fond memories of this comfort food. I have only made a few "updates" because there wasn't much I wanted to change!