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Crazy Good Chili Mac

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Chili

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 t. canola oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • 1/8 ”“ 1/4 t. cayenne pepper (to taste, I used 1/8 t.)
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 (15 oz. can of tomato sauce)
  • 2 c. water
  • 8 oz. whole grain macaroni
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese


1. Heat the oil in a large (12 inch) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, onion, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and 1/2 t. salt.

2. Cook, breaking up meat into small pieces, until it looses all the pink color, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds or so.

3. Add brown sugar, tomato sauce, water and macaroni. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting the heat so that it maintains a lively simmer (somewhere between medium/medium-high heat), until the macaroni is tender, about 10 minutes or so. Season with salt & pepper if needed.

4. Off heat, stir in half the cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

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