Now, don’t be turned off by the fact that this has beans in it… it is truly delicious!  This is perfect to throw together on a chilly night.  Serve it with some garlic bread and you have a meal!

Chuck Wagon Beans | Mini Van Dreams

Chuck Wagon Beans

A delicious recipe for chilly nights. Round up the wagons... dinner's on.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 pound ground turkey OR ground beef
  • 1 box elbow macaroni
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 can chili beans undrained
  • 1 can Northern beans drained
  • 1 large 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper optional
  • jalapenos optional
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  • Prepare macaroni per package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet brown ground meat and onions until meat is no longer pink.
  • Stir in black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and chipotle pepper.
  • Drain macaroni and return to pot. Add meat mixture, beans, tomatoes, and sauce. Combine and allow to simmer over low heat for 7-8 minutes or until heated through.
  • Stir in jalapenos, if desired.
  • Serve topped with shredded cheese.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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