Friday, January 23, 2015

One Pot Chili Mac

This was a great one pot meal for a cold night! It made a lot of food and we great for leftovers. This recipe is slightly adapted from Damn Delicious.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 onion (diced)
1 lb ground beef
4 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 can white beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can red kidney bean (drained and rinsed)
2 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
10 oz uncooked elbows pasta
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat the olive oil then saute the onion and garlic for a minute. Add the ground beef and brown.  Once the ground beef is cooked, drain off the grease.  Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans. chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then add the pasta.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Top with cheese and cover with a lid for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Serve warm. 

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