One of America’s Favorites – Chili Mac

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A plate of chili mac prepared with macaroni noodles, chili, cheese, onion and green onion

Chili mac is a dish prepared using chili and macaroni as primary ingredients, which is often topped or intermingled with cheese. Some versions are made using prepared or homemade macaroni and cheese. It is a common dish in the cuisine of the Midwestern United States, and is also popular in other areas of the United States.

Several variations of the dish exist, and prepared canned and boxed versions also exist. It can be a relatively inexpensive dish to prepare, and has been described as a comfort food.

Preparation
Several preparation methods exist. Basic versions may be prepared using chopped meat, tomato, spices, and elbow macaroni. Another basic preparation method incorporates boxed, prepared macaroni and cheese and canned chili. Some recipes incorporate all of the ingredients together, while others are prepared with the ingredients separately layered. Those that use cheese may use grated cheese atop the dish, while others mix the cheese throughout the dish. Sometimes, onions or beans are added. Some diners in St. Louis, Missouri serve a version called “chili mac a la mode”, in which the dish is served topped with fried eggs.

The dish may be prepared on a range top in a skillet, in a slow cooker, or baked as a casserole. Vegetarian and vegan versions of the dish are sometimes prepared.

Versions
Chili mac has been a staple dish at American military dining facilities for years. It was introduced into the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) field ration menu in 1995 and is one of only three of the twelve MRE meals offered in 1995 that has remained on the MRE menu to date. A variation called “taco chili mac” has been consumed by NASA astronauts in space. It is processed by NASA as a freeze-dried product.

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

June 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes. Find recipes like Skillet Chili Mac, Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, and Quick Stovetop Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
Find healthy, delicious macaroni and cheese recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Chili Mac
Poblanos add a kick of heat to this chili mac recipe. If that’s not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone down the heat in this easy pasta dish, which mashes up mac and cheese and chili into a seriously satisfying skillet dinner……………………..

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
The more cheese the merrier in this baked macaroni recipe, which also features butternut squash and whole-grain pasta…………………………

Quick Stovetop Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Precut butternut squash in your grocery store’s produce section makes this healthy mac and cheese recipe come together in a flash. For extra flavor, try smoked Gouda cheese…………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20698/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/macaroni/macaroni-and-cheese/

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes SATURDAY

June 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Comfort Food Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with recipes including Skillet Beef Potpie with Buttermilk Biscuits, Skillet Chili Mac, and Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Bring on the Comfort Food! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
Find healthy, delicious comfort food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Beef Potpie with Buttermilk Biscuits
Using an oven-safe skillet (like cast iron) allows you to take this healthy homemade potpie from stovetop to oven without dirtying extra pans. A quick drop-biscuit topping made with white whole-wheat flour adds 2g fiber per serving and cuts the sodium in half compared to using refrigerated biscuit dough…………………………….

Skillet Chili Mac
Poblanos add a kick of heat to this chili mac recipe. If that’s not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone down the heat in this easy pasta dish, which mashes up mac and cheese and chili into a seriously satisfying skillet dinner…………………………

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili
Grab your crock pot for this delicious and easy slow-cooker vegetarian chili with beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, bell peppers and sweet potatoes. The recipe requires just 20 minutes of active time: after a bit of chopping, you just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the work. Adding a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of cilantro just before serving brightens up the flavors. Top it with some shredded cheese, if you’d like, or serve it as-is to keep it vegan. Either way, this healthy chili is sure to become a go-to when you want a satisfying and healthy dinner……………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19699/cooking-methods-styles/comfort/

Healthy Macaroni Recipes

February 20, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatngWell website and Magazine its Healthy Macaroni Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Macaroni Recipes with recipes including Sloppy Joe Casserole, Skillet Chili Mac, and Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese. Comfort Food Classics! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Macaroni Recipes
Find healthy, delicious macaroni recipes including mac & cheese and macaroni salad. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sloppy Joe Casserole
Like sloppy Joes? Then you’ll love this sloppy Joe casserole recipe. This kid-friendly dinner has the classic sloppy Joe flavors kids love, while parents will like all the veggies that are packed in to make it a healthy meal………………………………..

Skillet Chili Mac
Poblanos add a kick of heat to this chili mac recipe. If that’s not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone down the heat in this easy pasta dish, which mashes up mac and cheese and chili into a seriously satisfying skillet dinner……………………………..

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
The more cheese the merrier in this baked macaroni recipe, which also features butternut squash and whole-grain pasta……………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Macaroni Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19256/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/macaroni/

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

December 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Comfort Food Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with recipes including; Skillet Chili Mac, Skillet Chicken Potpie, and Caribbean-Style Pork Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
Find healthy, delicious comfort food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Chili Mac
Poblanos add a kick of heat to this chili mac recipe. If that’s not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone down the heat in this easy pasta dish, which mashes up mac and cheese and chili into a seriously satisfying skillet dinner………………….

Skillet Chicken Potpie
A store-bought pie crust, frozen veggies and precooked chicken simplify the prep for this easy potpie. This healthy dinner recipe is comfort food at its best………………..

Caribbean-Style Pork Stew
This bean and pork stew recipe, spiced with peppery sweet ginger and piquant cumin, is rich in soluble fiber, which helps protect against heart disease………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19699/cooking-methods-styles/comfort/

Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes

September 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chili, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes with recipes like; Tried-and-True Chili Mac, Kickin’ Hot Chili, and Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious gluten-free chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Tried-and-True Chili Mac
Two favorite dishes are combined in one meal! Delicious chili and comforting mac and cheese take under 30 minutes to prepare, and then finish off in the slow-cooker……………….

Kickin’ Hot Chili
If you like your chili seriously hot, this recipe is for you. For an even bigger kick, use the whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper……………………

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19999/dietary-restrictions/gluten-free/dinner/chili/

Diabetic Pasta Recipes

December 1, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Pasta Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Pasta Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Honey, Asian Tuna and Pineapple Pasta, Vegan Chili Mac, and Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce. Find these Diabetic Friendly Recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Pasta Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic pasta recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Honey, Asian Tuna and Pineapple Pasta
Because this Asian-inspired tuna and pasta dinner-for-four is ready in under 30 minutes, it’s the perfect choice for any weeknight…………..

Vegan Chili Mac
Raw cashews are the base of this velvety smooth sauce. (A high-speed blender will yield you the creamiest results.) Nutritional yeast and tomato paste provide rich umami flavor to this easy vegan dinner……………….

Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Classic spaghetti and meatballs gets a bit of a makeover in this recipe with turkey meatballs and a scrumptious sauce made with sun-dried tomatoes. Best of all, it’s ready in just 25 minutes……………..

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Pasta Recipes
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One of America’s Favorites – Chili Mac

July 4, 2016 at 5:05 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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Chili mac prepared with macaroni noodles, chili, cheese, onion and green onion

Chili mac prepared with macaroni noodles, chili, cheese, onion and green onion

Chili mac (sometimes referred to as American Chop Suey, Beefaroni, Cincinnati chili, Goulash, Johnny Marzetti, Macaroni and beef, and Midwest chili ) is a dish prepared using chili and macaroni or spaghetti noodles as primary ingredients, which is often topped or intermingled with cheese. Some versions are made using prepared or homemade macaroni and cheese. It is a common dish in the Midwestern United States, and is also popular in other areas of the United States. It can be a relatively inexpensive dish to prepare, and has been described as a comfort food. Several variations of the dish exist, and prepared canned and boxed versions also exist.

 

 

Chili mac prepared using macaroni and cheese as an ingredient

Chili mac prepared using macaroni and cheese as an ingredient

Several preparation methods exist. Some recipes incorporate all of the ingredients together, while others are prepared with the ingredients separately layered. Those that use cheese may use grated cheese atop the dish, while others mix the cheese throughout the dish. It is sometimes prepared using spaghetti noodles, and onions are sometimes used. Basic versions may be prepared using chopped meat, tomato and elbow macaroni. Another basic preparation method incorporates boxed, prepared macaroni and cheese and canned chili. The dish may be prepared on a range top in a skillet, in a slow cooker or baked as a casserole.

 
Variations
Chili mac a la mode
Some diners in St. Louis, Missouri serve a version called “chili mac a la mode”, in which the dish is served topped with fried eggs.

Cincinnati-style

A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers

A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers

A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers
Cincinnati chili is a type of chili mac prepared using spaghetti noodles. It may be ordered at restaurants and food service establishments in various “ways”. A “two-way” is spaghetti topped with Cincinnati chili. Traditionally, variations exist up to “five-way”, which includes spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, and cheese.

MRE chili mac
Chili mac has been a staple dish at American military dining facilities for years. It was introduced into the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) field ration menu in 1995 and is one of only three of the twelve MRE meals offered in 1995 that has remained on the MRE menu to date.

Taco chili mac
A variation called Taco chili mac has been consumed by NASA astronauts in space. It is processed by NASA as a freeze dried product.

Vegetarian and vegan
Vegetarian and vegan versions of the dish are sometimes prepared.

Commercial varieties
Hamburger Helper brand purveys a prepared boxed version named “Chili Macaroni”.

 

Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

November 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM | Posted in Hormel | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

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Getting sort of chilly around here, it was about 33 degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees. Cloudy all day but we’ve been lucky none of the snow that some places have been getting. Took Mom and Dad to their Family Doctor, Dad had to have a checkup and they wrote a prescription for a lift chair. He’s been having problems getting out of a chair so this lift chair should help. For dinner tonight I prepared Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 

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Made some Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese to warm the day up a little. I used 2 Cans of Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, Barilla Whole Grain Elbow Pasta (4 servings), Dried Cilantro, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and fresh grated Dutch Gouda Cheese. For some reason, not sure why, it’s getting harder to find Whole Grain Pasta Products around this area. You can find Spaghetti, most of the time, but all other varieties are hard to find anymore.

 

 

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I prepared the Elbow Pasta in a large sauce pan, according to the package directions. When the Pasta was done I drained the water and put the Pasta in a small Dutch Oven. I then added the Turkey Chili to the Pasta and mixed well. Added a 1/2 cup of the Sargento Cheese and Cilantro, mixed and put the lid on the Dutch Oven. Heated it on medium low until I was ready to serve it. Another tasty comfort food dish! The Pasta came out just right and as always the Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans was delicious. Served it in a bowl and topped it with a sprinkle of The Sargento Cheese and the fresh grated Dutch Gouda. Love using Dutch Gouda, it melts good and gives dishy a creamy taste. I also baked a loaf of Kroger Bakery Harvest Grain Bread, which goes great with Chili, Soups, and Stews. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Hormel: Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free ChiliHormel Turkey Chili w Beans

Turkey with beans 98% fat-free favorites: Hormel chili in a layered dip! Hormel chili in a rice CASSEROLE!Hormel Turkey Chili w Beans

* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:

Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1250mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g

 

http://hormel.com/Brands/HormelChili.aspx

 

 

 
Barilla Whole Grain ElbowsBarilla Whole Grain Elbow Pasta

Try Barilla’s Whole Grain Elbow pasta. Made with 51% whole wheat, Barilla Whole Grain had 3 times the fiber of regular pasta while still tasting great!
Elbows is named for its twisted tubular shape that can vary in size, and be either smooth or ridged. Pasta elbows originated from Northern and Central Italy, where they are traditionally used in soups. The Barilla version is ridged with an extra twist, giving it a more sophisticated shape that also helps to hold the sauce. With Barilla twisted Elbows, you can take this fun shape beyond the expected in any number of traditional Italian meals, in soups, baked pasta dishes, or tossed with vegetable or cheese sauces.

1. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add salt to taste, if desired.
2. Add contents of package to boiling water. Stir gently.
3. Return to a boil. For authentic “al dente” pasta, boil uncovered, stirring occasionally for 7 minutes. For more tender pasta, boil an additional minute.
4. Remove from heat. Drain well and serve as desired.

Whole grain pasta is best paired with tomato or cream sauces. Pesto sauces also go well with whole grain pasta. Meat and game sauces pair well too. Green vegetables in general taste very good with whole grain pasta. Pine nuts, walnuts, chestnuts, pistachios, and dried fruit such as raisins and apples pair very well with this whole grain pasta. Cheese sauces made with Parmigiano, Grana, Asiago, Pecorino, Ricotta, Provolone, or Fontina cheese work well with whole grain pasta in terms of flavor profiles.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 200
Fat Cal 15

Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Sat Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0%
Sodium 10.0mg 0%
Total Carb 41.0g 14%
Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugar 2.0g
Protein 7.0g
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