Skillet Chili Mac

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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!

Serves 4.

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