Skillet Chili Mac
This is not exceptionally spicy, so if you would like to make it spicier, add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes along with the chili powder. I love skillet recipes. They are so easy and quick to make. Try it, you will love it.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 cups water
- 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
- 8 oz. elbow macaroni
- 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and brown sugar and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add beef and cook, breaking apart meat, until lightly browned and no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in water and tomato sauce, then add pasta. Cover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring often and adjusting heat to maintain vigorous simmer, until pasta is al dente.
Off heat, stir in 1 cup cheese and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top, cover, and let stand off heat until cheese melts, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve. Delicious!
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