Chili Pasta Bake
This one pot Chili Pasta Bake takes about 15-20 minutes of prep and then you just throw  in the oven until it’s bubbling and the cheese is browned.  This one has all the delicious flavours of chili including black beans, beef, pork, tomatoes, cumin and cayenne with the addition of penne pasta.  When it’s all baked, you just garnish as you like.  It’s total comfort food and a recipe you’ll make again and again!
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 15-20minutes
    Cook Time
    45minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 15-20minutes
    Cook Time
    45minutes
    Ingredients
    Mexican Pasta Bake
    Suggested Garnishes
    Instructions
    1. In a large pan (I used a 12 inch stainless steel pan) over medium heat add olive oil. Cook onion until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
    2. To onion/garlic mixture add beef and pork along with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne and chili flakes (if using) and cook until meat/pork browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes (use a potato masher to crumble/break up meat). Add tomato paste and stir to combine and cook 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat on stove top and preheat oven to 375F.
    3. Add tomatoes to beef/pork mixture, along with, black beans, corn, bell pepper, salsa, stock, sour cream, pasta and half of cheese, stirring to combine. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake, uncovered, for about 40 minutes until bubbly. Broil on high for a couple minutes. Best to let cool for about 10 minutes before digging in. Portion and garnish as desired. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    -You can use all ground beef here if you prefer.  Other protein options include veggie meat or turkey

     

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