Comfort food in the best way possible, Chilli Mac!
I know, I know, where have I been? Well, you see there’s this thing called *my oven is like a million years old* and I burnt the skin of a chicken that was supposed to be another post last week. Then there was also this thing called *the lighting in my photo-taking room sucked* and the beautiful reindeer cupcakes I made were basically poo-poo in pictures. And Rudolf even had a shiny nose! 🙁
Speaking of my old oven… that thing! I could seriously just take it outside and have a grand ol’ time with it + a baseball bat. You know your oven is THE WORST when you actually have to Google how to move the racks. I wish I was kidding, but no. I Googled how to move the racks in my oven. *Face Palm* Apparently in the 70’s (I’m guessing) somebody who probably never used an oven decided the best way to move a rack would be to lift it from the very back of the oven. Yeah, totally would of never considered trying that. Just another joyful aspect of apartment living!
But then today… This Chilli Mac happened. And my lighting was nice. And I wasn’t Googling how to use my ancient oven. And there was copious amounts of cheese and greens to throw around to make everyone pretty. I mean really, does it get any better? Comfort food + Happy blogger and boys = Yay!!!!
There is one thing in this recipe that I haven’t talked about lately on 3Boys and that is ketchup. I highly recommend seeking a brand that doesn’t use high fructose corn syrup in their product. Not only is it GMO, it isn’t good for us and the brands using it in their products basically just suck. BOO to them! Don’t buy their crap! Ok, I’m done. 🙂
Now that I got that vent off my chest let’s dive head first into a big bowl of Chilli Mac, shall we? This recipe combines the goodness of hamburger, whole wheat elbow macaroni, sharp cheddar cheese, tons of spices, ketchup, mustard and sour cream into a big, delicious hot mess. This hot mess will make you want to burn the roof of your mouth right off because you can’t wait just 1 minute for it to cool down. I know, I do it every time too. Basically take everything you have in your pantry, dump it into one big hot mess, and enjoy! Chilli Mac it is!
*Don’t forget your greens! I served this with a big ol’ spinach and kale salad and some frozen mango!
By November 12, 2014Published:
- Yield: 4-5 Servings
Comfort food in the best way possible, Chilli Mac! I know, I know, where have I been? Well, you see there's this thing called …
- 1/2 onion
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 Tbsp whole wheat white flour
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion salt
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 3/4 tsp chilli powder
- dash adobo seasoning
- 1 and 1/2 cups water
- 1 and 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 and 1/2 cups 100% whole wheat elbow macaroni
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1-2 tsp whole grain/dijon mustard
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Dice onion, put in large sauté pan with beef. Brown beef and drain.
- Add flour and spices. Stir to combine. Add all other ingredients excluding sour cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 12-15 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir frequently. Uncover and add sour cream to finish. Add additional salt & pepper to taste.