One Pot Chili Mac Recipe

Another pandemic cooking adventure post.  I did not feel like going back to the grocery today for obvious reasons. There are some things about this recipe I would probably change if I had gone to grocery. However I decided to challenge myself and only use what I had on hand. My sister gave me a ground beef chopper for Christmas I actually use it a lot more than I thought I would.It certainly makes a difference in getting ground proteins to be finely cooked.  

One Pot Chili Mac

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Servings: 6 people


  • 1.25 Lbs Ground beef Ground turkey, chicken, or pork will be fine as subs
  • 1 Can Beer
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 24.5z Can crushed tomatoes Diced or stewed will work as well
  • 1 14z Tomato sauce
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Each Spanish Onion 1/4" Diced
  • 2 Tbls Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbls Cumin
  • 1 Tbls Ground Oregano
  • 1 Tbls Ground Corriander
  • 1 Tbls Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbls Hot Sauce
  • 8 Ounces Ribbed Elbow Macaroni Uncooked feel free to substute whatever pasta you have on hand. Penne, Cavatapi, Etc
  • Sour Cream As Condiment
  • Scallion As Condiment
  • Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese As Condiment


  • I prefer a 5.5qt enameled dutch oven for this but any stockpot will work
  • Brown ground beef and chop cut to make sure there are no large clumps.
  • Drain Ground beef of most of the fat leaving about a tablespoon in pan to sautee the onions and garlic. Set beef aside as it drains.
  • Saute onions for about 5 minutes unitl translucent. Then add garlic and saute for another minute. It will seem very liquidy but once the pasta is added that will change.
  • Add drained ground beef and all remaining ingredients except elbow macaroni and water.
  • Simmer 15 minutes over low heat
  • Add uncooked elbow macaroni and water and reaie heat to medium low. Cook 20 minutes until pasta is Al Dente
  • Serve with Sour cream, scallions, and cheese as garnish

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