Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chili Mac

If you have a pound of ground beef and a few common pantry staples, you can whip up a simple but satisfying meal for your family in about half an hour all in one pan.  My family always enjoys this meal and it's very easy to make.  I didn't remember to take a picture last night, so I found this one which looks pretty close to what mine did.

You will need:

1 lb ground beef (grass fed is best)
1 small onion, diced
15 oz can tomato sauce
15 oz can diced tomatoes
15 oz can red kidney beans
4 oz can diced green chilies (optional)
1/2 cup dry macaroni
1 TB chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (celtic is best)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef and onions; add all ingredients except cheese
Cover and cook 20 minutes stirring occasionally, until pasta is done.
Top with cheese.  Serves 4-6

This recipe is really friendly for add-ins like corn, green onions, black olives, sour cream or even monterey jack instead of cheddar. I like to serve this over oven fries or mashed potatoes and a green salad along side.

Easy, quick, delicious!

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