FlourChild's Recipes

One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Categories: Main   Pasta  
Submitted by:Bethany Meierdiercks
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min


1 tbspolive oil
1 lbgrd beef
1 medonion, chopped
3 clovesgarlic, minced
1/4 tspcayenne pepper
1 tspcumin
1 tbspchili powder
1 tspblack pepper
1 tspsalt
1 canblack beans, rinsed and drained
1 cankidney beans, rinsed and drained
26 oz candiced tomatoes
4 cupschicken broth
10 ozelbow pasta, uncooked
2 cupscheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbspparsley chopped


  1. In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes or until the onion softens and becomes translucent and the garlic is aromatic.
  3. Add the cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and stir. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, chicken broth and elbow pasta. Stir everything together and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for about 9 to 12 minutes or until the elbow macaroni is cooked.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese then sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top. Cover the pot for about 1 minute just until the cheese melts.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.