Family Approved: Skillet Mac & Cheese
Like a lot of kids, mine would be perfectly happy to live on mac & cheese alone! Every day, all day, all week, all month! Skillet Mac & Cheese is a perfect way to liven up the plain ol’ Mac & Cheese with flavors that the whole family will love!
Skillet Mac & Cheese
Author/Source: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
- 1 lb ground beef, browned
- 0.75 cups onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 0.5 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 teaspoon pepper
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 Tablespoon chipotle chili powder
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 0.5 teaspoon oregano
- 16 ounces elbow macaroni
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
In a large pan, add ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth. Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano. Bring to a boil, then add macaroni noodles. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Noodles should be just barely al dente. Add cheese and stir well.
Follow directions above and allow to cool. Divide between 2 8×8 foil baking pans. Cover tightly with foil. Label and freeze. To serve: thaw in fridge. Reheat in oven at 325F for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.
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