A Chili with noodles in it. No, not Chili-mac, but similar. If you want, you can use macaroni instead of egg-noodles and think of it as Chili-mac. Actually, you can use any kind of pasta you want. I's a quick and surprisingly tasty dish. I personally prefer spicy foods but I often find myself craving this down-home food from my childhood. This is a VERY BASIC recipe. Mrs. Lundin (my grandmother) was married to a Swede who didn't have much taste for spicy foods. I have on occasions added garlic, (to the ground beef & onions while browning) various types of hot peppers, cilantro, cumin & extra chili powder (added with the tomato products) and when used conservatively these added ingredients don't spoil the original recipe at all.