OK, I am taking the box of pasta off the shelf at the store, a new one to me, and I see this recipe on the back...hmm...chili mac! I have a good recipe at home, but realize this one on the box has some simple and tasty aspects...MAYBE I should combine them, one awesome new recipe? OH YES......you know how to make cornbread, but the chili mac recipe comes after the pic....(btw, we had all these Cincinatti relatives visiting recently, and they do FUNKY THINGS with chili...pasta, cocoa, cinnamon, who knows? the wife goes through this impossible list of things they do...well, anyway....)
Gary's chili mac!
1 1/2 cups dry macaroni
diced bell pepper
1/2 pound diced (soy) sausage
lots of chili powder!!!! (or tons of paprika and red pepper flakes)
1 cup spaghetti sauce
many shakes basil, oregano, black pepper
15-16 oz can of kidney beans, rinsed etc.
-boil pasta and drain
-saute onion, pepper garlic abt. 5 minutes
-add diced sausage, kidney beans, saute further 5 minutes
-add sauce and spice, simmer 10 minutes, stirring from time to time
-add the pasta, stir, heat together, turn off stove, leave pot on warm burner
-cover the chili with one cup cheese, let sit covered 5 minutes for cheese to melt
WICKED EASY and tasty!
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