Tex-Mex Chili Mac

READY IN: 1hr 50mins




  • Brown the ground meat and set aside.
  • Drain off most of the grease from the meat and saute the onion, garlic, celery, and pepper until soft.
  • Add the tomatoes, Rotel, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt and pepper.
  • Stir well and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add the beer and lower the heat to a low simmer.
  • Return the meat to the pot and slow simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the flavors all work together.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente, drain and set aside.
  • Take the meat mixture off the heat and taste, re-season with salt and pepper, then stir in the cream cheese.
  • Toss the pasta with the sauce.
  • Spray the casserole dish with oil and layer 1/2 the pasta mixture on the bottom.
  • Top with 1/2 the cheese and then spread on the remaining pasta mixture and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until hot, browning and bubbly.