Here’s a very quick recipe to use your home canned or frozen hamburger mix. You can up the heat with “hot” chili beans and salsa; add more seasoning to your taste, but there’s no waiting for anything to thaw, and you don’t have to clean up a mess from frying ground beef. It’s a great pantry meal. The proportions come out just right.
Toss a salad and heat a green vegetable while this simmers and you’re in business. Hamburger Mix recipe HERE.
Hamburger Mix Chili Mac
1 Pint Hamburger Mix (2 half pint jars)
1 Cup Water
15 Ounces Chili Beans
15 Ounces Tomato Sauce
1 Cup Salsa or Canned Tomatoes
3/4 Cup Elbow Macaroni -- or cellantani or cavatappi or whatever you have on hand
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder -- optional
4 Ounces Shredded Cheese -- optional
COMBINE all ingredients except cheese; mix well.
BRING to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 15 min., stirring after 8 min. Serve topped with cheese.
Yield: "6 Cups"