MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE

Hi there! Did you catch my recent blog post about celebrating Valentine’s Day at my Big Bear Lake cabin that we call Stone Hill Cottage? Since it was a family affair with my cousin and her 3 adorable kids, I made kid friendly fare for lunch which included my Mac and Cheese Chili Recipe.

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It’s a quick and easy 1 pot affair, it’s warm and comforting on a cold winter’s day, and it’s delicious. So today I thought I’d share the recipe with you.

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It is such a joy to prepare food at Stone Hill Cottage. My cozy cooking alcove looks right out onto a beautiful snowy, forested landscape.

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The table was set…

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a fire was lit…

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

and the kids came in from a wonderful day of snow play, hungry and anxious to eat.

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

And when we were all full and very satisfied my cousin’s husband even did the dishes!

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE | Stone Hill Cottage VRBO.com/804397 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Life’s good, and so is my recipe for Mac and Cheese Chili. Here’s the recipe…

 

MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE
 
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This is a kid friendly, easy to prepare, one pot dish that brings Mac and Cheese together with Chili. What could be better?
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Brown Onion, Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1½ Pounds Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • 32 Fl Oz. (4 Cups) Beef Broth
  • 1 - 32 Oz Can Chili Beans
  • 1 - 28 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Lb Elbow Pasta, Uncooked
  • 3 Cups Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, Divided
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch Oven or large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and saute until tender and translucent.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add ground meat, cumin & chili powder and saute until meat is thoroughly cooked, breaking up the meat into very small pieces as it cooks.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stir in broth, chili beans and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  7. Add pasta, reduce heat to simmer and cook covered until the pasta is tender.
  8. Remove from heat and stir 2 Cups Mexican Cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. Place remaining 1 cup of cheese in a serving bowl and allow guests to use as a garnish.
  11. ENJOY!
Notes
I serve this 1 pot main dish with my recipe for Sweet Cornbread and a Caesar Salad.

Stay tuned for my delicious recipe for Sweet Cornbread coming soon!

So there you have it: MAC AND CHEESE CHILI RECIPE

Would you like to make my Mac and Cheese Chili Recipe in the kitchen of Stone Hill Cottage? You can! Get all the vacation rentals details by clicking here: VRBO.com/804397.

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Comments

  • Juliet Russell

    Looks so yummy and comforting on a cold and snowy day. I’m printing recipe now!

  • Hi Juliet. I hope you enjoy it!