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Easy Homemade Chili Mac
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9 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 30MINS

Easy Homemade Chili Mac

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Chili mac is the ultimate mash-up of two favorite comfort foods — chili and mac and cheese! This easy recipe is ready within 30 minutes and makes for a delicious, comforting weeknight meal. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this chili mac is packed with flavor and sure to please everyone at the table.
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Chili mac is the ultimate mash-up of two favorite comfort foods — chili and mac and cheese! This easy recipe is ready within 30 minutes and makes for a delicious, comforting weeknight meal. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this chili mac is packed with flavor and sure to please everyone at the table.
30MINS
Total Time
$2.52
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Elbow Macaroni
1 box
16 oz
Elbow Macaroni
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
1.5 lb
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
Yellow Onion
1
Yellow Onion, chopped, Large
Diced Tomatoes
1 can
14.5 oz
Diced Tomatoes
Chili Beans
1 can
16 oz
Chili Beans
Chili Seasoning
2 packets
1.25 oz
Chili Seasoning
Salt
to taste
Scallion
to taste
Scallions
for topping
optional
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
804
Fat
37.5 g
Protein
42.9 g
Carbs
74.4 g
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step 1
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the Elbow Macaroni (1 box) for 2 minutes less than the package instructions. Save 1 cup of pasta water, drain the pasta and set aside.
step 2
In a large stockpot over high heat, brown the 80/20 Lean Ground Beef (1.5 lb) for about 5 minutes.
step 3
Add Yellow Onion (1) and continue cooking for about 3 minutes, until meat is thoroughly cooked and the onion is soft. Reduce heat to medium.
step 4
Add the Diced Tomatoes (1 can), Chili Beans (1 can), Chili Seasoning (2 packets), and pasta water. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced and thickened. Stir occasionally.
step 5
Add in the Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1 1/2 cups), Salt (to taste), and cooked macaroni. Stir to combine for another minute. Remove from heat.
step 6
Top with Scallions (to taste) and serve immediately!
step 6 Top with Scallions (to taste) and serve immediately!
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American
Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Quick & Easy
Pasta
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