This is a fun, colorful dish that is hearty and delicious. Great served with a simple salad or bread and butter. I use the hot chili, but mild would work fine too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 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. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Season with chili powder and cayenne. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Stir in onion and green pepper. Season with salt. Simmer until onion is tender and translucent. Drain excess fat. Stir in chili, corn and cooked pasta. Cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

729 calories; protein 32.4g 65% DV; carbohydrates 85.9g 28% DV; fat 29.8g 46% DV; cholesterol 88.5mg 30% DV; sodium 1038.9mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Very good and easy to make. I was worried about the cayenne making this too spicy so I cut it in half - although I later found that by using mild chili = it covers it up pretty well and next time I may use the full amt. I used mild chili (one can w/ beans one can w/out making 30oz total). THIS MAKES ALOT!! My boyfriend came home for lunch and wondered who all I was cooking for:)!! Finally I added some cheese to melt over my serving but my boyfriend and daughter liked it as it was. NOTE: I think this could use an 8oz can of tomato sauce to ensure that this doesn't get dried out! Leftovers were pretty dry - some tom. sauce might remedy that but overall - a tasty & easy - great when your in a time crunch for lunch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2007
We thought too dry (and I even added 1/2 can tomato soup and 1 c. water). We only added 1 t. each of cayenne pepper and chili powder and a little spicy for us. We used chili w/ just beans. If using some w/ meat watch the meat portions because of adding the ground beef. Noone liked it enough to make again. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Very good and easy to make. I was worried about the cayenne making this too spicy so I cut it in half - although I later found that by using mild chili = it covers it up pretty well and next time I may use the full amt. I used mild chili (one can w/ beans one can w/out making 30oz total). THIS MAKES ALOT!! My boyfriend came home for lunch and wondered who all I was cooking for:)!! Finally I added some cheese to melt over my serving but my boyfriend and daughter liked it as it was. NOTE: I think this could use an 8oz can of tomato sauce to ensure that this doesn't get dried out! Leftovers were pretty dry - some tom. sauce might remedy that but overall - a tasty & easy - great when your in a time crunch for lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
This recipe was simple and easy. I used chili beans without the meat sauce. It was still very, very good! I also added salsa to it while cooking. Nice and easy and delicious! -Kathy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
This was great - made it according to recipe - didn't change anything. It makes a LOT which for our family of 5 is great. I used Hot Hormel Chili with Beans. We kept leftovers covered and didn't think they were too dry but maybe I'll experiment next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2003
Used chili without beans and left out corn because of fussy kids. Easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2005
Well, I ended up not having Chili with beans, so I added two cans of chili ready diced tomatoes and black beans. I used frozen corn instead of canned. I also added fresh garlic to the hamburger. It turned out good. It was still a bit dry, so I might add a can of tomato sauce to what is left. This makes a large batch, lots of leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2008
I took others advice and added a can of diced tomatoes with onion and garlic to give it a little more sauce. I also added garlic and cilantro. I did not add the corn, but served it with corn bread. I only used 8 oz of pasta, 16 oz was just over the top. I also substituted frozen mixed peppers for the green pepper. I really enjoyed this as an alternative to regular old chili. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2007
We thought too dry (and I even added 1/2 can tomato soup and 1 c. water). We only added 1 t. each of cayenne pepper and chili powder and a little spicy for us. We used chili w/ just beans. If using some w/ meat watch the meat portions because of adding the ground beef. Noone liked it enough to make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2010
I scaled this down to three and we have enough for left overs. I omitted the salt and green pepper, added a 14 oz can tomato sauce, only put in 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and all chili powder and it is too spicy for us. I also used fresh freezer corn. Also used mini bow ties because I was out of wagon wheels. My hubby wanted to know if we had sour cream, but he likes everything creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2006
Pretty good recipe. I left the corn out and would probably only use a dash of cayenne pepper because I don't like spicy food (my sister said the same thing). There was SO much food - more than I expected so we had lots of leftovers. I sprinkled cheese on my food which made it taste great. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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