Chili Mac

8
Dan Clark

By
@daneclark

This is one of our favorite comfort foods.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni (10 ounces)
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 8 clove
    garlic, minced (or 2 tsp granulated)
  • 28 oz
    can petite diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz
    can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz
    can tomato paste
  • 4 oz
    can chopped green chilies
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 8 oz
    mexican blend shredded cheese

How to Make Chili Mac

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions until just less than al dente. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown and crumble hamburger with onion and garlic until no longer pink. Drain fat and return to stove and add the remaining ingredients except for the cheese.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375º. Drain macaroni, add to beef mixture, stir to combine, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer to 13x9x2 baking dish coated with non-stick spray. Cover and bake until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted.

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About Chili Mac

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: For Kids




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