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Chili Mac and Cheese


Quick Chili Recipe:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (85/15 or leaner)
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning or 1 store-bought packet of taco or chili seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Easy Mac and Cheese:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni noodles
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large stock/soup pot, brown beef, and drain fat. Return beef to pan and add pinto beans, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, brown sugar, and sour cream. Stir and keep warm.
  • In a separate pot, boil elbow macaroni noodles according to directions on package.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and cook 1 minute. Pour in milk while whisking constantly. Bring to a boil and add shredded cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Drain noodles and add to pot with chili. Add cheese to pot with chili. Stir and season additionally with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve hot.


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