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Thick and hearty family favorite: Macaroni chili bowls

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Family favorite meals are ones that make everyone in the house feel content, warm, full and glad there is a home-cooked meal ready for them after a long, cold and stressful day. Elbow macaroni, chili and cheese are the main ingredients in these chili bowls that is sure to charm and satisfy everyone at the table.

Cook up a pot full and serve in smaller bowls. A little bit does go a long way when you are eating a thick and hearty bowl of macaroni and chili.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 16 ounces of spicy tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 pound of elbow macaroni
  • 3 ounces of shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook the beef in a large frying pan until browned and completely cooked through.
  3. Add the elbow macaroni to the boiled water and cook until tender.
  4. Drain the excess fat from the pan.
  5. Add in the tomato sauce and chili powder and stir until the beef is coated well.
  6. Cook the chili on a high heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  7. Drain the elbow macaroni well and add the pasta to the chili mixture.
  8. Then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  9. Transfer macaroni chili to individual bowls and serve while hot.
  10. Enjoy!

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Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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