February 9, 2023

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One Pot Chili Mac – Plain Chicken

One Pot Chili Mac Recipe – chili and pasta simmered in the same pot! No need to precook the pasta! Ground beef, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth, macaroni, chili seasoning, chili powder, and chili beans. A quick and easy weeknight meal that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Serve with a salad and cornbread. Comfort food at its best!

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Easy Ground Beef Pasta

One pot, no-boil dishes are my favorite! I love how easily they come together and how easy they are to clean up! This One Pot Chili Mac is no exception. I browned the meat and then threw everything else in the pot. I let it simmer for about 15 minutes and dinner was ready. So easy to make and tastes great! Whip up a salad and some rolls for a meal the whole family will enjoy!

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How to Make One-Pot Chili Mac

This one-pot meal is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a Dutch oven or large saucepot, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add fresh garlic to the pot and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add minced onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth to the pot. Stir well. Season with salt, black pepper, chili powder, and a packet of chili seasoning. Stir in uncooked elbow macaroni pasta, chili beans, and shredded cheddar cheese. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium heat and simmer until the pasta is tender. Top with more cheese and enjoy.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey for a lower-calorie dish.
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer.
  • I suggest using low-sodium beef broth.
    • ​Can substitute chicken broth.
  • What can I add to the pasta casserole?
    • fresh diced onion
    • kidney beans
    • corn
    • bell peppers
  • Substitute taco seasoning and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles to give the dish a Tex-Mex flavor.
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper to give the dish a kick.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Chili Mac

I serve this with some Texas Toast Cornbread because chili needs cornbread. Feel free to top the pasta with your favorite chili toppings – sour cream, cheese, jalapeños, and Fritos. This is a great recipe to serve while having friends over to watch football! Add this to your menu. It is sure to be a hit!

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One-Pot Chili Mac

Yield: 6 people

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 20 mins

One Pot Chili Mac Recipe – chili and pasta simmered in the same pot! No need to precook the pasta! Ground beef, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth, macaroni, chili seasoning, chili powder, and chili beans. A quick and easy weeknight meal that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Serve with a salad and cornbread. Comfort food at its best!

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 (8-oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 10- oz elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (1.75-oz) packet chili seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 (15-oz) can chili beans, undrained
  • In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain fat.

  • Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Cover and simmer 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

  • Can substitute ground turkey for a lower-calorie dish.
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer.
  • I suggest using low-sodium beef broth.
    • ​Can substitute chicken broth.
  • What can I add to the pasta casserole?
    • fresh diced onion
    • kidney beans
    • corn
    • bell peppers
  • Substitute taco seasoning and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles to give the dish a Tex-Mex flavor.
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper to give the dish a kick.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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