Easy Skillet Cheese-Topped Chili Macaroni

Total Time
5 mins
25 mins

This is a quick and easy recipe for a weeknight meal. Its very tasty and very filling. DH loves it when I make this and always takes leftovers to work!

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  1. In a large skillet, brown onion and garlic with ground beef.
  2. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Add kidney beans, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, and salt.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add cooked macaroni and stir.
  6. Add grated cheddar to top, cover and simmer just until cheese melts.
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5 5

Realizing this is a homemade Hamburger Helper, I didn't pre-cook the pasta to al dente. Just throw it in with a little more water. It worked great and WAY less effort than boiling them first. Family loved this!

3 5

It's a good recipe, one you could make quickly to please the whole family. It does need more spice, chili powder and garlic. It is a homemade hamburger helper, which is great. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

This is just wonderful! Next time I make it I will add more chili powder to it, at least a tablespoon. I think it would be good with Monterey jack cheese or a Mexican bcheese blend. Thanks for posting it!