Did I ever tell you my mom was from Texas? Yes, indeed she was and although it’s been a long time since I’ve been to Texas or even Mexico sometimes it’s a recipe that can take you back to those places. For me, it’s this a spin on the Chili Mac recipe! This recipe seriously makes me think of the summer we spent there with my grandma, oh so many years ago which has me reminiscing about my cousin’s barn dance and bullfrog catching with my cousins. Do you have a recipe that does that for you? Anyway back to the recipe, I think you’ll love it because it’s an easy recipe, your sneaking in some whole wheat pasta, it’s quick and easy to cook up, and bonus it’s pure Tex Mex goodness.
For my Chili Mac recipe, I put a spin on it by using whole wheat spaghetti noodles and Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce. Now You can use traditional macaroni noodles, or even use just the chili recipe if you prefer. I won’t mind. Either way, this might just become your new #NewTraDish
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Let me share with you how to make this yummy dish and our favorite toppings for it!
Disclosure: I did recipe coupons for Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce to facilitate my recipe post. The coupons were supplied by Ragú® and ModernMom I hope you enjoy making my quick, easy, and tasty #NewTraDish recipe! These are my 100% honest opinions. This recipe has four steps it’s that easy!
Rinse and Chop the veggies. One red bell pepper, half a jalapeno or more if you like a little heat, a clove of garlic, and half an onion.
Saute in nonstick pan that has a lid. Reserve the lid for later.
Add meat to veggies, brown meat stirring occasionally then add spices.
Next, take your two cans of beans and Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce pour into the meat mixture, and stir in. Cover and let simmer for at least about 15 minutes, until spaghetti noodles are ready, top and serve.
Did you know that each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes making it its richest, thickest recipe?
Tex Mex Spaghetti Chili Mac Recipe can be served as a chili, nachos, traditional Chili Mac or as my Tex Mex Spaghetti Chili Mac hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
Tex Mex Spaghetti Chili Mac
- The veggies:
- 1 yellow onion
- 1/2-1 jalapeno depends how hot you like things, I use half when serving to kids
- 1 red bell pepper
- The spices:
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- The canned food items:
- 1 can chili beans open and drained
- 1 can kidney beans open and drained
- The hero:
- Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
- The meat:
- 1 1/4 lb. lean or extra lean ground beef
- Other items:
- Olive oil
- Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles or macaroni noodles if you prefer
- optional-corn chips
- optional -sharp cheddar cheese
Rinse and chop the veggies toss into a large non stick skillet with 2 tbsp. Olive oil.
Add 1 1/4 lb lean lean or extra lean ground beef to pan and cook until browned stirring occasionally while cooking.
Add spices and stir, then add drained beans and Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and mix together.
Cook until flavors marry at least 15 20 minutes.
In the mean time cook up your noodles according to package direction.
Optional: Shred some cheddar cheese and pour into a bowl for use as a topping. Pour corn chips in a bowl for use as a topping.
When ready plate spaghetti noodles add chili on top and serve with condiments! Enjoy!
We like to top ours with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and crushed corn chips. Be sure to subscribe here for recipes, crafting & more.
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