Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Cincinnati Favorite with a twist....
My aunt made this little recipe up and I have made a few modifications to it over time. It is a great way to feed 4 people (or 2 with leftovers) on only one can of Skyline. It is one of Jesse's favorites. Last night he said "This was one of your first learning meals" LOL I guess we had this a lot when we were first married.
1 can Skyline chili (Cincinnati Style chili)
2 oz cream cheese
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2-3/4 box pasta (We prefer bow tie noddles but you could also use shell or whatever you have on hand)
1/4 small onion chopped (optional it is really tasty in it but I always forget! Careful not to use too much or it will over power everything)
Bring water to a boil and then drop in the pasta. While the pasta is cooking melt cream cheese in microwave and stir in to chili. When pasta is ready drain the pasta and while still in the strainer add the can of beans and toss together. Put the pasta in a casserole dish and pour Skyline/cream cheese mixture over top. Top the entire dish with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly on top. Sometimes I will turn the broiler on for the last couple minutes so the cheese gets extra bubbly. Serve with a dash of Tabasco sauce on top. Yum!