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Hearty Chili Mac

What you need: 

2 cups macaroni uncooked
1 onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6-8 oz. burger-style crumbles
1 14 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 8 oz. tomato sauce
1 cup frozen corn
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
pinch of cayenne or more if you like
14 oz water

What you do: 

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
In a large skillet or pot, heat a bit of olive oil and saute the onion, green pepper and garlic. After the onions become soft, add the burger-style crumbles. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, frozen corn, spices and water. Let it come to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes or so to thicken.
Add cooked macaroni and stir all together making sure to coat pasta with chili.
Serve hot and enjoy. Goes great with fresh bread and vegan buttery soy spread!

Preparation Time: 
20 minute
Cooking Time: 
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i left out the  soy crumbles as im  having sickenig  teeth problems..  replaced  w/another can of beans..
good  i needed more chilli powder  Used tomato paste...  i want  something else in this but cant think what it needs?.. maybe  just salt?


Wayyyyy spicy. Next time I'm only using half a teaspoon of chili powder, and just 8 oz of water. This was okay, but it would have been really good if it wasn't so spicy. My bad for not knowing better!
I didn't have stewed tomatoes, so I just chopped up two tomatoes and used those instead. It works.


This is 5 stars!  For being easy to throw together and great-tasting.

For burger crumbles, I used about 1 1/2 cups of bulgar, cooked according to this recipe:  A lot healthier and cheaper than those frozen brand-name crumbles.  It freezes well in portions too, and it tasted yummy in this recipe!

I didn't use chili powder or paprika (I don't have them!) but I did use plenty of cayenne and hot sauce.

I wish I could eat more right now but I'm so full.  I doubled the recipe so I can't wait for leftovers tomorrow!


wayneshep! I don't bother draining the tomatoes. Haven't made this in a while. Think I'll make it tomorrow!


This was a very good dinner.  I don't like "burger style" crumbles, so I used a can of kidney beans instead. I also used a can of diced tomatoes (since i didn't have stewed tomatoes)  It was a nice hearty dinner.
I think the recipe wants you to use the juice from the canned tomatoes.


Are the tomatoes supposed to be drained or do I just add the juice right in?


Yum! I just made this, only I subbed a small can of tomato paste for the sauce and instead of veggie ground round, I added a little extra water and once I had everything together and bubbling, I added a cup of dry TVP. I also added about a tablespoon of nutritional yeast. Next time I might used diced tomatoes instead of stewed, so I won't have to break up the tomato halves.
Very easy, tasty, and cheap to make. Super nutritious, too (especially with whole grain macaroni!).


made this last night, very yummy! i used mexican veggie ground round, a can of corn, and didnt add any water (i like it thick :)). super easy and fast!


Woops! Forgot to list on my recipe: 1- 15 oz. can of red kidney beans. You add them along with the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce,  spices, corn and water!

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