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30 Minute chili Mac

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Feed your family fast with this delicious recipe for 30 Minute Chili Mac. Perfect for any weeknight dinner for a large family or for entertaining guests on a Weekend afternoon.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 Anaheim chile pepper (or 1/2 green bell pepper), minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1.  In a deep-sided 12 inch skillet with a well fitting lid, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add beef, onion, chile or bell pepper, chili powder and cumin powder. Mix and cook, seasoning with a generous pinch of salt and and pepper, until the beef is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in garlic and brown sugar and cook for about a minute. Then pour in the tomato sauce, chicken broth and macaroni. Stir and bring to a good simmer, then cover.
  3. Cook covered, turning the heat down to medium low, for about 10-12 minutes or until the macaroni is tender. Stir in about half the cheese, and top individual servings with additional cheese.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 6.4 g
  • Sodium: 760 mg
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 30.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 66 mg