Sometimes you just need a hearty, comforting bowl for dinner. The hard part is deciding on what. Soup, chili, mac and cheese, anything warming and filling that reminds you of your momma’s home cooking sounds good. Taking the time to make it however, does not. The answer to your problem is Damn Delicious’ One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese.
The best of both worlds, her One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese combines the heartiness of chili with the comfort of mac and cheese, and it only requires a single pot for cooking! A pro at taking everyday food and turning it into easy, restaurant quality meals, Damn Delicious blogger Chungah creates recipes for all skill levels, meaning you won’t have to fuss over this dinner.
While most chilis require a slow cooker, when you’re making dinner on the fly, you don’t have hours to spend waiting. That’s what’s so great about this recipe. With the total time from start to finish only taking 30 minutes, you get the meal you want in the time you need. Just take a look at how easy this recipe is to whip up.
To make this one pot meal, heat olive oil in a Dutch oven on medium high heat. Then add garlic cloves, white onion, lean ground beef, chicken broth, canned diced tomatoes, white kidney beans, red kidney beans, chili powder, and cumin – and of course salt and black pepper to taste. If you like things spicy, you could also add in a green chiles or a touch of cayenne pepper.
Once all that hearty goodness is simmering, add elbow macaroni pasta, boil, then simmer. When the elbow pasta is al dente, toss in a heaping of shredded cheddar cheese. Once that’s melted, sprinkle on some fresh herbs and dinner is ready.
Damn Delicious understands that at the end of the day you want food that tastes good, and you also want food with little prep time and cook time. That’s why this mac and cheese chili is your answer to tonight’s dinner. It’s the ultimate comfort food that the family can’t wait to try. From one pot to your plate, this one pot wonder will be the new family favorite.
If you want more fresh recipes that taste good, hop on over to the Damn Delicious blog and get cooking.