Chili Mac and Cheese

Chilli Mac and Cheese is two comfort foods in one! Delicious and hearty, quick and comforting, perfect back-to-school dinner in under 30 minutes and one pot. 

– 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 pound ground beef – 1 large onion – 3 cloves garlic – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper – 1 teaspoon cumin – 1 tablespoon chili powder – 1 teaspoon black pepper – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 cup black bean – 1 cup kidney bean – 26 ounces diced tomatoe – 4 cups chicken broth – 10 ounces elbow pasta – 2 cups cheddar cheese – 2 tablespoons parsley



Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauce pan or dutch oven. Cook ground beef until no longer pink.  

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Using extra lean ground beef doesn't require draining the fat, but if you're using fattier ground beef, do so. 

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Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until the onion softens and turns translucent and the garlic is fragrant. 

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Stir in cayenne, cumin, chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and elbow pasta. 

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Boil everything after stirring. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook elbow macaroni for 9–12 minutes. 

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Add one cup of the shredded cheese and stir. Finally, top with the remaining cheddar cheese.  

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It's one of those dishes you won't be able to stop eating once you start, and it's such a sneaky way to sneak some veggies into your dinner. 

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To ensure the cheese melts, cover the pot and let it sit for about a minute. Serve with fresh parsley as a garnish. 

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