Mexi Ground Beef Chili Macaroni Casserole Recipe

Mexi Ground Beef Chili Macaroni Casserole Recipe

Total Time

01:43 mins

Preparation 00:30 mins

Cooking 01:13 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pepper/' title="green bell pepper">green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 -2 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes (optional or to taste, add in if you like spicy!)
  • 2 (1 ounce) packages taco seasoning mix (you can use 1 package if desired, or use a single or double recipe of my kittencal's taco seasoning mix)
  • 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 8 slices bacon (cooked till very crisp and chopped)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans tomato soup
  • 1 -2 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
  • seasoning salt (can use white salt)
  • pepper
  • 3 cups cooked macaroni (can use less, cook the macaroni to just firm-tender)
  • 4 cups shredded tex-mex cheese, divided (or to taste or cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese)

Preparation of the recipe:

In a large skillet brown the beef with dried chili flakes, onion, garlic and the green pepper until the beef is no longer pink (about 10-12 minutes, make sure the beef is well browned) drain any fat.

Add in taco seasoning mix with Parmesan cheese; mix to combine and cook 1 minute.

Add in the cooked chopped bacon, tomato sauce, 2 cans tomato soup and brown sugar (if using); simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Season with seasoning salt and pepper and mix in 2 cups shredded Tex-Mex or cheddar cheese.

Add in the cooked macaroni pasta; mix to combine.

Set oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish (or larger).

Transfer the mixture to the casserole dish.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, then about 2 cups (or more)grated Tex-Mex or cheddar cheese.

Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, or until bubbly and the cheese has melted.

Delicious!

Source: Food.com: Mexi Ground Beef Chili Macaroni Casserole Recipe