Chili Mac

This Chili Mac and Cheese recipe has hearty homemade chili combined with creamy macaroni and cheese. This meal mashup that makes a great dinner idea, potluck recipe, or game day food!

Ingredients

Chili

  • 1 lbs. ground beef80% lean
  • 1 small oniondiced
  • ½ cup bell pepperdiced
  • 3 cloves garlicdiced
  • 1.25 oz. packet chili seasoning mixsee notes for homemade seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 14.4 oz. can diced tomatoesundrained
  • ½ cup chicken brothcan sub beef broth
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained

Mac and Cheese

  • 2 cups macaroniuncooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon each: salt/pepper
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheeseshredded

For Baking

  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheeseshredded
  • Fresh Parsleyto garnish
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