Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasures.

It can be a television show that you are embarrassed to watch but can’t stay away. Trashy novel? Maybe that. Not a pre-teen but love Justin Bieber? Uh-huh.

For me, my guilty pleasures are all related to food. I don’t have them often, but give me a bag of Funions and I’m happy. For some, their guilty pleasure is a little Chef Boy-ar-Dee Beefaroni. Well, I’m here to make it a little less guilty and a little more pleasurable.

Sweet and Spicy Bean-Macaroni Skillet

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Making your own is easy and tastes way better.

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So simple.

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Cook the meat and add the rest.

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With the noodles.

Sweet and Spicy Bean-Macaroni Skillet

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 6


1 (28 ounce) can BUSH’S® Baked Beans
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped
2/3 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 teaspoon chili powder


In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned; drain. Add remaining ingredients; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Info: Serving size: 6 servings
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 381
Calories from Fat: 107

Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 809mg
Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Protein 23g
Sugars 10g
Vitamin C 15mg
Calcium 58mg
Iron 3mg
Thiamin 0mg
Niacin Equivalents8mg
Vitamin B6 0mg
Magnesium 36mg
Folate 48mcg
Vitamin A – IU295IU
Cholesterol 46mg
Potassium 500mg


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Categories: Beef, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Guilty Pleasures”

  1. May 24, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    I have a lot of guilty pleasures I guess. Most of my trashy novels have gone to the wayside! And the Chef-Boy-ardees are pretty much left to my husband. But this recipe looks and sounds so good. Printing and sharing to Pinterest. Have a great week. 🙂


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