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Chili Mac


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  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons of garlic or garlic paste
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth or 3 1/2 cups!
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 can (14.5 ounce) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • OR use 1 can of either of the kidney beans so as to not have extras laying around.
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 10 ounces uncooked elbow pasta noodles
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


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Step 1

1.In a large dutch oven or pot, cook ground beef & onion until ground beef is cooked through and onion is soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
2.Drain if needed {depends on fat content of ground beef}
3.Add chicken broth, tomatoes, white kidney beans, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil.
4.Add pasta and boil 12 - 15 minutes until pasta is cooked through. Stir as needed.
5.When pasta has absorbed liquid and is cooked through, add cheese and mix well.
6.Cook for another 5 minutes or until pasta is cooked through


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