Chili-Macaroni and Cheese

Chili-macaroni And Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients

2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
cumin
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
3/4 c
corn flake crumbs
1/4 c
flour
4 c
milk
2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
hot sauce
12 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb
macaroni, elbow
1 lb
ground beef
1
finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp
tomato paste

How to Make Chili-Macaroni and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oven to 375.
  • 2Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3Bring large pot salted water to boil.
  • 4Mix chili powder and cumin.
  • 5Melt butter in medium-size saucepan.
  • 6Add cornflake crumbs, stirring to coat.
  • 7Scrape onto waxed paper; reserve for topping. (Wipe out saucepan with paper towel.)
  • 8Shake flour and 1 cup milk in covered container until smooth.
  • 9Combine remaining milk, salt, hot pepper sauce and 1 tablespoon chili powder mixture in saucepan.
  • 10Bring to simmering.
  • 11Whisk flour-milk mixture into chili mixture in saucepan; cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until thickened and smooth.
  • 12Remove from heat.
  • 13Stir in 2 cups of the cheese and cover.
  • 14Cook macaroni in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until firm but tender; drain.
  • 15Meanwhile, heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 16Add beef and onion; cook, breaking of meat, for 6 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 17Carefully drain excess liquid from skillet.
  • 18Stir tomato paste and remaining chili powder mixture into meat mixture; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  • 19Remove from heat.
  • 20Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in macaroni cooking pot.
  • 21Spoon half of mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • 22Spoon meat mixture evenly over top, spreading level.
  • 23Top with remaining macaroni.
  • 24Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese and reserved corn flake crumbs.
  • 25Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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About Chili-Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy