Chili Mac

Dan Clark


This is one of our favorite comfort foods.

★★★★★ 4 votes
15 Min
2 Hr


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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
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


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2Pre-heat oven to 375º. Drain macaroni, add to beef mixture, stir to combine, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 3Transfer 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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