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Chili Spaghetti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Treat your family to a spicy dinner by serving beef and beans over your pasta - a dish that’s ready in 30 minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

12
oz. uncooked spaghetti or vermicelli
1
lb. lean ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
(15-oz.) can spicy chili beans, undrained
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1
(8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon cumin
2
oz. (1/2 cup) finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook spaghetti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3
    Add chili beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    Serve sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • This spaghetti is inspired by the famous Cincinnati chili, which consists of chili served over pasta.
  • For spicier spaghetti, use chorizo sausage for part of all of the ground beef.
  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes plus 2 tablespoons of canned diced green chiles can be used in place of the can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
705
Calories from Fat
205
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1880mg
78%
Total Carbohydrate
99g
33%
Dietary Fiber
9g
36%
Sugars
14g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
26%
26%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
46%
46%
Exchanges:
6 Starch; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • When you can’t decide between two of your favorite dishes for dinner, why not make them both? That’s what we love about chili spaghetti! While traditional spaghetti is served with meatballs or Bolognese style (meat sauce), imagine the flavor if you serve a hearty chili on top of your pasta! Chili spaghetti is similar to Bolognese but offers a spicy kick thanks to chili beans, green chiles and chili powder. You may have heard of this recipe by its other name: “Cincinnati Chili.” Cincinnati chili is a meat sauce seasoned with Mediterranean spices and is served over spaghetti noodles or hot dogs. Although the concept between Cincinnati chili and this chili spaghetti are basically the same, this particular recipe does not include traditional Cincinnati chili spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves (but we have that recipe, if you want to try it!). There are more ways to make your spaghetti; head on over here to find them all.

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