Looking for a funky variation on macaroni and cheese? Try Betty's Chili Mac & Cheese casserole! Everyone loves chili and we all know mac and cheese is delicious, so why not combine them into one awesome casserole? It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is sure to impress even the toughest critics!
You Will Need:
*1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
*1/2 medium-sized pot of rapidly boiling water
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 tablespoon butter, melted
*2 tablespoons flour
*3/4 cup shredded (or cubed) Velveeta cheese
*3/4 cup milk
*(2) 15 oz. to 16 oz. cans chili with beans (You may use chili without beans.)
Step 1: Cook your macaroni
Place 1/2 teaspoon salt in rapidly boiling water. Add 1 cup elbow macaroni. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Prepare your spices
While the macaroni is cooking, prepare the other ingredients of your Chili Mac 'N Cheese Skillet.
In a medium pot, heat 2 cans of chili with beans over low heat. make your cheese sauce: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons flour. Stir until combined. Add 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup shredded Velveeta cheese. Stir, and then move the skillet of cheese sauce back to the stove and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
Step 3: Drain and combine your ingredients
Drain your macaroni through a colander into the sink, and return it to its own pot, so you can bring it to the stove and add it to your cooked cheese sauce. Now, add your 2 heated cans of chili. Stir, and your Chili Mac 'N Cheese is done! Serve hot from the skillet, or pour into a casserole dish for serving at the table! Kids *love* this!!!