If you’re looking for an easy dinner idea that your whole family is going to love… this Chili Mac Skillet recipe is it!
Not only is it deliciously comforting, this Chili Mac skillet is done in about 20 minutes start to finish! Perfect for those busy weeknights between school and swimming lessons. While this is cooking, I usually prep a quick salad and slice some bread for a complete meal!
In this recipe the onion is shredded using a cheese grater, this gives you maximum flavor in every bite (plus the kiddos don’t even know they’re in there!). I have made this with ground turkey as well, the results were just as great!
Chili Mac Skillet
- 1/2 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 3/4 lb dry macaroni noodles
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon each dried parsley, basil and oregano
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Grate the onion with a cheese grater. Add onion, beef and garlic to a pan over medium heat. Cook until no pink remains while breaking up the meat. Drain any fat.
Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cover.
Stirring occasionally, let cook 13-17 minutes or until macaroni is cooked through (add a little bit of water if needed).
Season with salt & pepper to taste and serve warm topped with cheese.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)