Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chili Mac

This is a really good combination of macaroni and cheese and goulash. It is really flavorful and simple to make.

Chili Mac
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1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 pound Ground Beef
1 Onion, minced
3/4 Tablespoon Chili Powder (add more if you want more heat)
1/2 Tablespoon Ground Coriander (substitute ground cumin for a smokier flavor)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
2-8oz. cans Tomato Sauce
8 ounces (2 cups) Macaroni
1 cup Frozen Corn
1 4.5-oz can Chopped Green Chiles
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups shredded cheese (You can use a combination of cheddar and monterey jack, pepper jack or a mexican shredded cheese blend)

1. Boil a pot of water and cook macaroni. 

2. Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion, chili powder, coriander, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat or grease. Stir in garlic and brown sugar and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce.

3. Drain macaroni and then return to pot. Pour beef and sauce mixture into the pot. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, frozen corn, green chiles and cilantro and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over the top. Cover and let sit off the heat until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.


  1. "Simple to make" and a list of ingredients that long don't go together. :) Simple to make is chicken in the crockpot covered in cream of chicken soup and a little italian dressing. That's my kind of meal.

  2. This actually was really simple to make- all you're doing is throwing the ingredients into a pot and mixing them. Thanks for this recipe! It tasted really good and we enjoyed it!


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