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Skillet Mac and Cheese

Say "Goodbye" to your plain ol' Mac and Cheese, and "Hello, delicious!" to the scrumptious flavors of this hearty Skillet Mac and Cheese.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Skillet Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cook Ground Beef
  • ¾ cups dice Onion
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 4 cups Kettle & Fire's Beef Bone Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoons Oregano, Dried
  • 16 ounces Elbows
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

Freezer Containers

  • 1 8x8 Baking Pan

Supplies

  • Foils
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large pan, add ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth.
  4. Stir in chipotle chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add macaroni noodles.
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Noodles should be just barely al dente.
  7. Add cheese and stir well.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large pan, add ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth.
  4. Stir in chipotle chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add macaroni noodles.
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Noodles should be just barely al dente.
  7. Add cheese and stir well.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Divide between indicated number of baking pans. Cover tightly with foil, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in oven at 325F for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.

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