I just thought of something. I speak a bit of Turkish. In Turkish pasta
is not spaghetti and noodles (that's makarna
); it means pie or cake.
So, that chili pie is a pasta. I fooled around with different ways to say it, and decided that "bean pie with peppers" would be the easiest for you to say. biberli fasulye pasta
Bee-behr-lih fah-sool-yeh pahs-tah
The fun thing about this is that your friend has probably heard of the Italian soup, pasta e fagioli
, which is often called "pasta fazool*" in the US. So she just might think you cooked a vat of homemade soup.
* "When the stars make you drool, joos-ta like pasta fazool, that's amore".