Feb 15, 2017

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Chili Ground Beef with Mac and Cheese

Chili Ground Beef with Mac and Cheese

When it comes to ground beef dishes, there are a lot of possible options. Beef is such a versatile mat that it can be done in almost any type of cooking style. Beef also conveys a distinctive taste, something that separates it from other types of meat.

When it comes to making meal, ground beef is one of the most conventional ingredients. For one, it is easy to cook, and relatively affordable compared to other alternatives. Beef’s unique taste also makes it an easy pick for experimental dishes, something that you have been cooking in your head but haven’t had the time to actually make it.

Ground beef, chili, macaroni, and cheese might be an unconventional mix of ingredients to some. However, when prepared the right way, it is one of the sumptuous meal you will ever make in this lifetime. This is a nice combination of two well-loved comfort foods, chili beef with mac and cheese.

This is a proper meal, so preparing it takes a little bit of patience. However, with the right guide, you will be able to create a five-star dish without even leaving your house.

Ingredients

8 ounces of ground beef
10 ounces of elbow pasta
¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
¾ cup canned kidney beans
¾ cup canned white kidney beans
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Heat the olive oil on a large skillet on high heat. Once heated, add onion and garlic. Stir for about 30 seconds. Add ground beef and cook for the next 5 minutes or until brown. While cooking the ground beef, make sure to crumble it. Once done, drain excess fat.

Once excess fat is removed, add chicken broth, chili powder, beans, tomatoes, and cumin. Make sure to stir it so that the ingredients will mix evenly. Season it with salt and pepper according to your desired taste. Stir it for about 3 minutes before adding the pasta. Continue stirring until it boils. Once it boils, cover the skillet and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked.

Once cooked, remove it from heat and pour it on a large serving dish. Top it with cheese and cover until the cheese melts. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish it with parsley and serve.

Tips

There are a couple of interesting twists for this dish. For instance, instead of using chicken broth, you can create your own broth using the beef and add it with vegetables. You can also experiment with your choice of cheese. Although cheddar cheese is widely recommended for this specific dish, you can use other types of choice that suits your palate.

 

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