easy ground beef chili mac

Serve this classic chili atop  noodles and offer kids a variety of toppings.

  •    Time: 50 min
  •    Servies 4


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 2 cans (8 ounces) no-salt added tomato sauce 
  • 1 cup frozen corn 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • Hot cooked whole wheat macaroni (optional)


  • 1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and onions; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, as necessary.

  • 2.Stir in beans, tomato sauce, corn, water, spices and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over macaroni, if desired. Garnish with toppings, as desired

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.