Blended Chili and Macaroni

This beef and mushroom chili is quick and easy. Add in elbow macaroni for a delicious, one pot meal.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 8


½ lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 package chilli seasoning
1 can  beef broth
1 can  (15.5 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed
1 can tomato paste
1 cup medium salsa
2 cups  elbow macaroni, uncooked
Garnishes: Shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro


1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a large saucepan, brown meat and mushrooms with chilli seasoning.
3. Add broth, kidney beans, tomato paste, salsa, and macaroni to saucepan; mix well.
4. Bring mixture to boil and cover. Continue to simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Serve topped with cheese, sour cream and cilantro.