How can a day slip by so quickly? This is a question I am asking myself quite often lately. It seems like the hours disappear in a flash. I’m working away and look up at the clock to find it is time to make dinner. Actually, it is so close to dinnertime that I’m scrambling to put together a quick meal. Fortunately there are some ways to cut down on cooking time. One is what I used to make Skillet Chili Mac.
Certain foods cook quickly. Seafood and ground beef are perfect examples. It takes minutes to get them done. However those alone do not make a meal. This is where pasta, vegetables, and sauces come into the mix. Canned foods like beans and tomatoes are staples in my pantry. Some of my new pantry items are these skillet sauces made by McCormick. Put beef, pasta, tomatoes, beans, chili sauce, and cheese together and you have a fast and hearty meal in a jiffy.
Skillet Chili Mac is classic comfort food. I decided to make it on a day when a cold wind was blowing so hard it seemed to cut right through to the bone. While the pasta was cooking, I browned the ground beef and then stirred in McCormick’s Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Sauce, tomatoes, and beans. I also grated sharp cheddar cheese. Once the pasta was done and drained it went into the skillet along with the cheese. A quick stir and simmer is all it took to finish the meal. I served it with cornbread just as I always do when I make chili.
McCormick’s skillet sauces are great for quick meals. Three steps is all it takes to prepare them with meat or vegetables. You can also use them to create your own unique recipe. The sauces are made with all-natural herbs and spices. I’m glad I have an assortment of them in my pantry to use on days when there is little time to get dinner on the table. Scroll down to find links to more Weekday Supper recipes with the sauces plus find Sunday Supper recipes in my Potato Topped Sloppy Beef Skillet post.
More on McCormick: Follow them on social media to keep up the latest on their happenings and products. Here are quick links to McCormick’s profiles: Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. The McCormick website has lots of information on their products too. Oh and be sure to look at the Easy Skillet Dinners Pinterest Board for more skillet sauce recipes and inspiration.
Skillet Chili Mac
- 1 cup uncooked elbow pasta macaroni
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 package McCormick Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce
- 1 can chili beans 16 ounces
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese sharp recommended
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain.
While the pasta is cooking, brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break up the beef with a spoon while browning to crumble it. Drain grease from beef and return beef to the skillet.
Add skillet sauce, chili beans, and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cooked pasta and cheese. Stir to combine. Cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Skillet Chili Mac is classic comfort food. This quick and easy recipe only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and is a hearty meal full of flavor.
Are you looking for flavorful and quick meals to make? Take a look at these Weekday Supper recipes featuring McCormick’s Skillet Sauces:
- Monday – Pepper and Garlic Crusted Sicilian Chicken Skillet by Daily Dish Recipes
- Tuesday – Chili Cheese Burgers by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Wednesday – Sloppy Skillet Chicken Parmesan by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Thursday – Skillet Chili Mac by Magnolia Days (recipe above)
- Friday – Sesame Pork Stir-Fry Bowl by Shockingly Delicious
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Get the best Southern food, wine, and gardening tips!
Subscribe to get our latest content by email.