{Recipe Files}: Chili Mac

A couple weeks ago I tried out another tasty recipe from Damn Delicious. With these super cold days, a hot bowl of chili was perfect to warm us up! Even better? It's a one pot meal!

What You Need:
Ground beef missing from the pic
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-1 tsp minced garlic
-1 medium onion, diced
-8 ounces ground beef (I used almost the whole pound)
-4 Cups chicken broth
-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
-3/4 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed (these weren't my favorite--next time I'd just use red kidney beans)
-3/4 cup canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-2 tsp chili powder
-1 1/2 tsp cumin
-salt and pepper to taste
-10 ounce uncooked elbow macaroni
-3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more!)
-parsley for garnish
What You Do:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the garlic, onion and ground beef, and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.

2. Stir in the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin and salt/pepper. 

3. Bring to a summer and add in the pasta. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat, cooking until the pasta is cooked (about 13-15 minutes)

4. Remove the pot from the heat and top with cheese. Cover the pan with the lid for about 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. 
Garnish with parsley flakes.

Serve this up in a bowl and any toppings you might want on your chili!
Martinis & Bikinis


  1. OMG adding the pasta in just totally took it up a notch!!! YUM!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. Yummmmmm! I love one pot meals and I love chili so this sounds perfect! Definitely going to have to try this on our next yuck day!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Yummm! On this cold and snowy day this would be perfect for dinner!

  4. Ummmmmm you had me at top the entire thing with cheese........that looks so good!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I made this two weeks ago and it didn't turn out anywhere like that! Happy that it worked for you!

  6. This sounds like the PERFECT meal right now, yum!!!!!!! :)

  7. Oh my heavens YUM!!!! (especially with these temps!) Have a great day friend! xo

  8. Yum!!! I love Chili, I love Mac & I love one pot meals! This is perfect!!

  9. I love chili especially in these colder months! Looks like a delish recipe!

  10. Yum! This morning was 9 degrees and it had me wishing and craving something warm! I'll have to use this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing! xo

  11. YUM! This is the perfect recipe for this time of year :)

  12. This looks delicious! I am definitely going to have to adjust for my veggie style and try it out. Thanks for sharing!


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