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Easy One Dish Chili Mac

Dinner on the table in 30 minutes with this EASY One Dish Chili Mac Recipe! Your family will be asking for seconds! AND it’s budget friendly too!

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 12 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 (16 0z) box Elbow Macaroni
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • Garnish with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and sliced green onions, optional


  1. In a large stock pot, add olive oil and ground beef, brown slightly
  2. Add diced onions and minced garlic, brown until ground beef is no longer pink and the onions are translucent
  3. Drain if necessary
  4. Add tomatoes, sauce, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin
  5. Bring to a soft boil over medium low heat and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the mixture flavors are well blended
  6. Add elbow macaroni and stir well
  7. Add 1 cup of chicken broth at a time, stirring after each addition
  8. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes are until macaroni is soft and cooked thoroughly
  9. Serve immediately, topped with shredded cheese and green onions
  10. Store leftovers in refrigerator
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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main Dish