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Chili Mac Skillet

This skillet meal is wonderful for a busy night. This is such a versatile recipe your family will love. Add ingredients you like and make this dish a family favorite. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: chili mac, chili mac skillet, easy dinner, skillet dish
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilis
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 1 15.5 ounce can chili beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Brown ground beef, onion and minced garlic in a large 10 inch skillet. Drain if needed. Add diced tomatoes, green chilis, beef broth, chili beans, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, pepper and salt
  • Mix with spoon and add uncooked macaroni. Cook on simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Can add cheese into the chili mac or serve it on top. I usually add 1/2 cup cheese to the chili and sprinkle 1/2 cup on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings.