Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a meatless version from an old cookbook of mine called "The Healthful Chef" by E.N. Hetherington, M.D. It is the meal my son requests most; for him I use the ground beef option. It reminds me of SteaknShake's chil mac! Easy and delicious with a small salad and garlic bread or crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using meat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain.
  2. Add olive oil to skillet.
  3. Saute the onions and bell pepper in olive oil until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients.
  7. To assemble each individual portions:.
  8. Place portion of cooked spaghetti on plate.
  9. Top with portion of chili mac mixture.
  10. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  11. Top with 1/4 cup of the sauce.
  12. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I made the meat version of this recipe except I used ground turkey. It was very good everyone liked it alot. It was very close to steak-n-shakes chili mac which was what I was looking for. I think I screwed up on the sauce part mine tasted a little to much on the worcestershire sauce, I also didn't use the red beans. It turned out real good. thanks

momof3 #2 November 12, 2005