11/2/09

Chili Topped Ziti


This was a quick and easy little dish that got great reviews from the kids and Larry! Another keeper!! My frozen pre-cooked ground meat really comes in handy for dishes like this! I did make a few changes to the original recipe.  I'll post both versions.


Chili Topped Ziti and Easy Focaccia Bread


Here's the version with my modifications:

Chili Topped Ziti

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounces) jar pizza sauce
1 can Mexi-corn, drained
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 cup ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
16 ounces dry ziti pasta
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Brown ground beef, onion and garlic until the meat is no longer pink; drain on paper towels. Return to pan and add pizza sauce, corn, cumin, chili powder and ketchup; mix thoroughly. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in the pasta and cook according
to package directions; drain.
Serve the chili over the pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Original Version:
Chili Topped Ziti

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounces) jar pizza sauce
1 -2 teaspoons cumin
1 - 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar (optional for a sweeter sauce)
salt and pepper to taste
16 ounces dry ziti pasta
1 cup shredded cheese

Brown ground beef, onion and garlic until the meat is no longer pink; drain fat.
Pour in pizza sauce, cumin, chili powder and sugar; mix thoroughly. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in the pasta and cook according
to package directions; drain.
Serve the chili over the pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

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5 comments:

  1. Looks great! I often put left over chili over pasta, its yummy and something different.

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  2. it's yummy and a great recipe too.. it's always nice to know to see recipes that have been revised according to the cooks taste.. sometimes its better than the original recipe. :)

    thanks for sharing.

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  3. Totally yummy! Thanks for sharing both versions with us today!

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  4. GREAT!!! idea chili over pasta. THANKS!!! for sharing a wonderful idea that all the family will enjoy.
    Geri

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