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"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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Ingredients

45 m servings 729 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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


Per Serving: 729 calories; 29.8 g fat; 85.9 g carbohydrates; 32.4 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 1039 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 tim...

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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. I...

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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 tim...

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'...

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

Used chili without beans and left out corn because of fussy kids. Easy and delicious.

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 bre...

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. I...

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...

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....

This is missing something... can't quite figure out what that would be. Maybe some type of sauce would help, or adding some grated cheese. It's bland, even with the chili and spices. I added ...