Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent leftover—if there is any left.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven or large kettle, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, celery, brown sugar, chili powder, salt mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the beans and macaroni; simmer 15-20 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
  3. Country Woman.
Most Helpful

This chili mac is so good once you start eating it is hard to stop! Was a tad bit worried about the amount of brown sugar and the chili mac being to sweet but it was perfect. I used V8 juice instead of tomato and next time might add 3/4 cup macaroni or use the large elbow macaroni. Liked the crunch of the celery with the soft texture of the beans and macaroni. Will be having the leftovers for supper tonight and will definitely make this again. Made and reviewed for the Contest & Events Forum's My 3 Chef's 2012 recipe tag game.

lauralie41 June 10, 2012