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Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

Tasty Team


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 14.5 oz diced tomato (400 g)
  • 7 oz kidney bean (200 g)
  • 7 oz black beans (200 g), half of a can
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth (840 mL)
  • 10 oz cavatappi pasta (285 g), or any other pasta
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese (300 g), shredded

Optional toppings

  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • fresh cilantro

Nutrition Info

    Calories 1670
    Fat 92g
    Carbs 134g
    Fiber 11g
    Sugar 18g
    Protein 69g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot, cook ground beef and onions over medium high heat until browned.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional two to three minutes. Carefully drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, chili powder, cumin, seasoned salt, and chicken broth. Stir, and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the pasta, and cook according to package instructions.
  5. Stir in the cheese, and cook for an additional five minutes, or until thickened.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings.
  7. Enjoy!

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