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Chili Mac Recipe – Pioneer Woman Chili Recipes

Get ready for a warm, hearty hug in a bowl with the Chili Mac Recipe from the Pioneer Woman herself. This dish combines the comforting goodness of classic chili with the beloved familiarity of macaroni. It’s a flavor-packed, one-pot wonder that’ll have your taste buds dancing with delight.


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Chili Mac Recipe Pioneer Woman
Prep: 10 mins Total: 30 mins Yields: 6

Why you’ll love it:

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is a lifesaver for busy weeknight dinners. It’s incredibly straightforward and doesn’t require a ton of prep work.
  • One-Pot Wonder: Fewer dishes to wash means more time for you to enjoy your meal and relax afterward.
  • Family Favorite: Kids and adults alike will adore the comforting flavors and cheesy goodness of Chili Mac.

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What is Chili Mac Recipe Pioneer Woman

The Chili Mac Recipe by Pioneer Woman is all about convenience and flavor. It’s a comforting medley of ground beef, tender macaroni, and a rich, savory sauce that’s seasoned to perfection. In each spoonful, you’ll discover the soul-soothing essence of a classic chili combined with the comfort of mac ‘n’ cheese.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Ground beef – 1 pound ground beef
  • Garlic – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Bell pepper – 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • Onion – 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • Chili powder – 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt – Kosher salt
  • Ground pepper – freshly ground black pepper
  • Beef broth – 3 1/2 cups beef broth
  • Elbow macaroni – 12 ounces elbow macaroni
  • Ketchup – 2/3 cup ketchup
  • Mustard – 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Brown sugar – 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Cheddar – 2 1/2 cups grated mild Cheddar
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a generously sized skillet over medium-high heat until the oil reaches a desired temperature
  2. Add the ground beef, garlic, bell pepper, and onion to the skillet.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture with chili powder, salt, and pepper to season.
  4. Proceed to cook, breaking up the beef as it cooks, until it reaches a fully cooked state, which should take approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add the beef broth, macaroni, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and hot sauce into the skillet.
  6. Stir thoroughly to ensure all the ingredients are well combined and allow the mixture to come to a simmer.
  7. Cover the skillet and let it cook until the macaroni softens, and the sauce achieves a desirable thickness, which will typically take around 9 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the skillet from the heat source.
  9. Add the cheese and gently stir until it melts and blends into the mixture.
  10. Serve your dish with a garnish of fresh parsley.

Tips

  • Brown the ground beef until it’s nicely caramelized for maximum flavor.
  • Adjust the hot sauce to your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Don’t forget to garnish with fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

Variations

  • Swap ground beef for ground turkey or chicken for a leaner option.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor twist.

How to Serve Chili Mac Pioneer Woman

  • Ladle this delightful Chili Mac into bowls, sprinkle it generously with grated Cheddar cheese, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve it alongside some warm, crusty bread or a simple green salad for a complete and satisfying meal that your family will crave time and time again.
  • Enjoy the warmth and comfort this dish brings to your table!
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Chili Mac Recipe Pioneer Woman

Caroline Sciberras
Get ready for a warm, hearty hug in a bowl with the Chili Mac Recipe from the Pioneer Woman herself. This dish combines the comforting goodness of classic chili with the beloved familiarity of macaroni. It's a flavor-packed, one-pot wonder that'll have your taste buds dancing with delight.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch/Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups grated mild Cheddar
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a generously sized skillet over medium-high heat until the oil reaches a desired temperature
  • Add the ground beef, garlic, bell pepper, and onion to the skillet.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with chili powder, salt, and pepper to season.
  • Cook, breaking up the beef as it cooks until it reaches a fully cooked state, which should take approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the beef broth, macaroni, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and hot sauce into the skillet.
  • Stir thoroughly to ensure all the ingredients are well combined and allow the mixture to come to a simmer.
  • Cover the skillet and let it cook until the macaroni softens, and the sauce achieves a desirable thickness, which will typically take around 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat source.
  • Add the cheese and gently stir until it melts and blends into the mixture.
  • Serve your dish with a garnish of fresh parsley.

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