Chili Mac Recipe: A Hearty and Flavorful Dish
When it comes to comfort food, few dishes are as satisfying and delicious as chili mac. This hearty and flavorful meal combines the best of both worlds: the rich, savory flavors of chili and the creamy, comforting goodness of macaroni and cheese. In this article, we will share with you a simple and delicious recipe for chili mac that is sure to become a new family favorite.
— Ingredients Needed :
▢1 tablespoon olive oil
▢2 tablespoons minced garlic
▢1 onion diced
▢1 teaspoon ground black pepper
▢1 teaspoon ground cumin
▢1 teaspoon ground white pepper
▢1 pound lean ground beef
▢32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth store-bought or homemade
▢14.5 ounces canned fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 can
▢1 cup cooked pinto beans
▢1 cup cooked chili beans
▢10 ounces dry macaroni noodles ⅝ box
▢1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
▢Fresh parsley optional, for garnish
— Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :
- In a medium pot, add the olive oil, garlic, and diced onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil,1 onion,2 tablespoons minced garlic
- Add seasonings and ground beef and cook until brown, about 4-5 minutes.
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper,1 teaspoon ground cumin,1 teaspoon ground white pepper,1 pound lean ground beef
- Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, pinto beans and chili beans. Bring the mixture to a Simmer, stirring frequently.
- 32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth,14.5 ounces canned fire roasted diced tomatoes,1 cup cooked pinto beans,1 cup cooked chili beans
- Once the mixture is simmering, add in the macaroni noodles and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce back to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until noodles are fully cooked.
- 10 ounces dry macaroni noodles
- Remove from heat, top with cheese, and let it rest (do not stir) until the cheese is melted. About 3 minutes.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with extra cheese if desired and garnish with fresh parsley.Fresh parsley
Becky knows that the key to a delicious chili mac is in the seasoning. She recommends using a good-quality chili powder and cumin for maximum flavor. If you like your chili mac a little spicier, you can add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. And if you’re short on time, Becky suggests using a can of chili instead of making your own from scratch.
— Nutrition Information:
This chili mac recipe serves 6 and contains approximately:
400 calories per serving
22 grams of fat
30 grams of carbohydrates
22 grams of protein
7 grams of fiber
While this dish is not low in calories or fat, it does provide a good amount of protein and fiber, which can help you feel full and satisfied. You can also make some modifications to the recipe to reduce the calorie and fat content, such as using lean ground beef or turkey, reducing the amount of cheese, or using a lower-calorie pasta.
In conclusion, chili mac is a delicious and satisfying comfort food that’s perfect for chilly nights. With this easy recipe and Becky’s helpful tips, you can make a batch of your own in no time. And with some modifications, you can enjoy this tasty dish without breaking your healthy eating habits.
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