Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rigatoni Chili Bake

Rigatoni Chili Bake

1 16oz. pkg Rigatoni (or Mostaccioli or Rotini)
1 ½ lbs. Ground beef (or ground Italian sausage)
1 large onion, chopped
1 19oz. can of tomato puree
1 15 ½ oz. can red kidney beans, drained
1 4 oz. can chopped green chiles (hot or mild)
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 ½ cups water
1 8 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare Rigatoni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Brown beef in skillet, breaking up as it browns. Drain. Add chopped onion and sauté until tender. Remove from heat. Mix meat and onion with all remaining ingredients, except the cheese. Pour mixture into a 13” x 9” x 2” baking pan and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° F for 30 to 40 mnutes, or until thoroughly heated. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes 8 servings.

File #R220 D 5 C 4

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