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One Pot Chili Mac

Quick and easy this One Pot Chili Mac is one of our favorite cold weather foods. Merging two of our favorite comfort dishes together in one hearty meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 592kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a 4qt saute pan add your ground beef and onions and cook until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender.
  • Add in your garlic and cook for one minute longer.
  • Add in your chicken broth, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder and brown sugar and stir, then bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling add in your uncooked pasta and simmer for about 15 minutes until pasta is tender.
  • Once tender add in your cheese and salt & pepper and stir until melted.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.


Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1420IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 3.3mg