One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

This recipe is awesome. It’s cheap. It’s easy. You can feed a big family or have left overs for the whole week! It’s really toddler friendly too. Micah loved it. This is definitely a recipe I’ll use again.

Chili Mac and Cheese

Serving Size

  • 8 people


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 1-2 celery stick diced
  • 4 Tbs flour
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups macaroni
  • 2 cups frozen corn (or 1 can corn)
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Put 1 Tbs olive oil in a pot that is at least 4 quarts big. Turn heat to medium.
  2. Add onion and garlic cloves. Cook until onion is caramelized.
  3. Add 1 lb ground beef and cook till brown.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 2 Tbs brown sugar to pot. Mix well.
  5. Add diced pepper and celery to pot.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add flour to meat mixture and stir well. Cook for another minute.
  8. Add 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 can crush tomatoes, 2 beef bullion cubes,  4 cups water, and 3 cups macaroni. Stir well.
  9. Turn heat to high. Wait until simmer. Stir frequently to make sure noodles don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  10. Once simmering turn heat down to medium low.
  11. Add corn and red kidney beans to pot.
  12. Put lid on pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  13. Turn heat off and add grated cheese to pot. Stir until cheese is melted in.

Enjoy it while it’s hot!


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