Even if you’ve been blessed with warmer weather this winter, there’s still something about the 4:30 pm sunsets that gives you a chill. Melt away the winter blues (your mood and frozen finger tips) with this powerhouse comfort food combo we can’t believe no one thought of before.
We’ll get to the genius of marrying mac and cheese with chili in a second, but there are a couple things you need to know about this recipe right away:
- It requires only one pot, saving you time doing dishes.
- It’s ready to serve in just 30 minutes--and only 10 of those are prep time.
- It will raise the bar for all other comfort foods, in the best way imaginable.
Pick up some corn bread from the store if you like, but this is one stick-to-your-ribs meal, overflowing with pasta, cheese, and spiced ground beef. Although it resembles chili much more than the mac you’re used to, the recipe doesn’t skimp on cheese and you won’t hear any complaints at the dinner table, even from mac and cheese connoisseurs.
The blogger behind this warm and wonderful recipe, Chungah, takes the idea of Cincinnati chili (chili ladled on top of spaghetti) and gives it new life and tons of flavor. Don’t worry if you don’t have some of the called for spices on-hand; you can always use a packaged blend designed for this classic comfort food.
Get the full recipe and shockingly easy instructions from Damn Delicious.