Easy Skillet Chili Mac


  • 1 lb Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 16 oz Chili beans in chili sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Prepared thick-and-chunky salsa
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups Cooked elbow macaroni, warmed


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, as necessary. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  2. Stir in beans, salsa and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in cilantro.
  3. Serve beef mixture over macaroni.

Test Kitchen Tips Use a potato masher to break up Ground Beef into small crumbles while browning.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Beef Checkoff and

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 408 grams
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 641
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 24.7g 32%
Saturated Fat: 9g
Trans Fat: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 80.5mg 27%
Sodium: 1038.5mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate: 68.8g 25%
Dietary Fiber: 9.7g 35%
Sugars: 5.9g 12%
Protein: 35.8g 72%