Rating: 4.57 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a vegetarian version with added pasta for those pasta lovers. I love the taste of the cumin in this recipe.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water until cooked through but firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell peppers, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Add kidney beans, black beans, and corn; reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and simmer chili for 30 minutes.

  • Stir macaroni into chili, cover skillet, and simmer until macaroni is heated, 5 minutes; top with Cheddar cheese and green onions to serve.

Cook's Note:

This will yield 6 servings as a main course with a salad and garlic bread. Or, as part of a potluck dinner, could yield up to 10 servings depending on the amount of food in total.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 1111.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2013
This was a really nice easy quick meal for one of those nights you don't really feel like cooking. I didn't have white kidney beans so used black eyed peas instead and whole wheat rotini noodles. I only had one green pepper so also put in a nice seeded jalapeno pepper. I made it all in one pot made the noodles first and put in a strainer and then made the rest in the same pot added the noodles back in. Topped with cheese sour cream and creamy avocados. Filled our bellies and it is actually pretty healthy to boot. Read More
(2)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2013
This was a really nice easy quick meal for one of those nights you don't really feel like cooking. I didn't have white kidney beans so used black eyed peas instead and whole wheat rotini noodles. I only had one green pepper so also put in a nice seeded jalapeno pepper. I made it all in one pot made the noodles first and put in a strainer and then made the rest in the same pot added the noodles back in. Topped with cheese sour cream and creamy avocados. Filled our bellies and it is actually pretty healthy to boot. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2013
Yummy! Tasts so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2013
Taste Great Family loved it! Thanks for the vegetarian version!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2021
Carole, thank you for sharing this recipe! I've been using it as my go-to for years. We just moved and I lost my printed copy so I came here only to be flabbergasted that there's only three reviews. Here's mine: This recipe is awesome, the flavors meld together really well. I've made this as is with rave reviews, and sometimes I add ground turkey when my husband wants something meatier. The seasonings are strong enough that you can't tell it's turkey and not beef. I love how quick this is to prep, and provides enough leftovers to last quite a few meals. You know how sometimes you get tired of a meal and can't finish off the leftovers? Not the case here. In fact this might be my favorite leftover meal. This is a staple to our fall/winter meal rotation. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2017
One of our summertime family favorites. We are garlic lovers and add a little Chili Garlic seasoning and a little heat. We like the added extra of knowing when we can save on the ingredients from here and at www.frugalharbor.com. Just makes it that much better. Read More