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Kid Friendly Chili Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs



Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

20 min


  • 4 links Coleman Uncured Beef Hot Dogs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes (with juices)
  • 8 ounces dry short pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat and add the oil. Add the franks and the diced onions and cook, stirring, until the onions soften a bit, about 2 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and chipotle powder and stir together. Add the tomatoes, pasta, and water, stir together, and cover. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer and cook according to the cooking time on the pasta package directions.
Stir in the parsley, cilantro, and cheese and serve.

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