Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Cooking Thursday

I tried a new recipe recently that combined chili and pasta.  We like both so I thought it would be a good one, and it was! The original recipe said it froze well, so next time I'm freezing half right away because when we reheated it, it was dry.  So, if you aren't eating it all right away, freeze some for later.

Chili Pasta

8 ounces short pasta, cooked and drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef, browned
15 ounces tomato sauce
15 ounces kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounces tomatoes with chilies
1/4 cup water
1 T plus 1 1/2 t chili powder
2 t cumin
1/8 t cayenne
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350
Brown onions and beef. Stir in tomato sauce, kidney beans, black beans, tomatoes, water and seasoning.
Cook until warmed through - 5 minutes or so.
Stir in pasta and sprinkle on cheese.
You can put this in a 9x13 pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or put in two 9x9 pans; bake one and freeze one. If freezing, allow to thaw before baking.
Serve with sour cream.


Deb J. in Utah said...

Charly made something very similar to this, and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. See you again soon.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The best of both worlds! This is one I haven't seen before.

Chris said...

Sounds like a nice hearty meal for cold days, we've only just starting to freeze left overs and so nice to have something to just heat up after a busy day.

Donna said...

I love chili...this looks interesting!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Looks good and especially a good dish for a potluck or a rainy day!

The Happy Whisk said...

Yes, yes, yes. This is such a tasty combo and filling, I find too. In a good way!

Catherine said...

We don’t eat much Chili here but it looks and sounds good 😌

Terri D said...

Thanks, Mari!! I put pasta in my chili a couple of times and Joe didn't like it at all. Now I can try it again, can't I?!!

Kim said...

Mmmm, chilli and pasta together? That sounds very good.

happyone said...

We usually add pasta to left over chili and call it chili mac.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It's nice to be able to cook once and eat twice! I also like the idea of combining pasta with unusual things. Chili pasta does sound wonderful! Always so good to find recipes that freeze well. Lasagna is my favorite pasta to freeze. Many blessings to you!

Faith said...

I make something similar but we haven't eaten beef since 2014 so I use either Crave "beef" or ground bison which has way less fat content. I love this kind of recipe!!

Veronica Lee said...

Mari, your chili pasta recipe sounds fantastic!
Combining chili and pasta is such a genius idea.
Thanks for sharing this simple and tasty dish, and for the tip about freezing leftovers.
Can't wait to give it a try!

acorn hollow said...

Very interesting!

Pooja Mahimkar said...

Thanks for the lovely recipe

Barbara said...

That looks wonderful!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe.

All the best Jan