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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Recipe: Easy Chili Cavatappi

This very easy recipe uses two pans and has pantry written all over it. It tastes like what you would expect if Hormel® and Chef Boyardee® shared a kitchen. Perfect for kids. Substitute the cavatappi with any full-bodied pasta, such as bow-tie, wagon-wheel, or mostaccioli. You can even sneak in some frozen corn for a little tex-mex feel. Top it with cheese when serving.

Easy Chili Cavatappi Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cavatappi pasta

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (15 ounce) can seasoned black beans, undrained

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Easy Chili Cavatappi

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot; add salt. Pour cavatappi into the boiling water and cook until tender but firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes; drain and rinse cavatappi.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is softened and transparent, 5 to 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and stir ground beef into onion mixture. Cook and stir until ground beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease and return skillet to heat.

  3. Mix tomato sauce, chili powder, and cumin into ground beef mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until tomato sauce is heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir cavatappi into meat sauce until evenly coated; add black beans and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until flavors have blended, about 5 minutes.

Easy Chili Cavatappi Nutritions

  • Calories: 395 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 45 g

  • Cholesterol: 46.4 mg

  • Fat: 13.7 g

  • Fiber: 7.7 g

  • Protein: 22.9 g

  • SaturatedFat: 5 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 781.7 mg

  • Sugar: 4.2 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Easy Chili Cavatappi Reviews

  • Simple, delicious and VERY kid friendly I did add some chopped green pepper to the onions and because I didnt have quite enough tomato sauce, I added in a can of petite diced tomatoes (undrained). The whole family devoured this This chili has a nice, mild flavor that is perfect for any pallet (though, I am sure you could easily up the heat factor). I will def be making this quick and easy recipe againYUM Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Made as written at the request of my husband who was remembering this from his childhood. He said it was perfect. New to me, but decent cold weather comfort food.

  • Followed exactly but my kids added cheese and Fritos ;)

  • Easy, quick, and good for a kid friendly meal.

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