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One Pot Chili Mac, cheese and sour cream over macaroni

This one-pot meal can be ready to feed the family in less than 30 minutes. Live Well Alabama’s One-Pot Chili Mac takes a traditional favorite and adds more vegetables for flavor. Look for Alabama-grown bell peppers for this recipe to make it even better!

Tips: Tomato products like sauce and puree are good sources of vitamins A and C. Try whole-grain noodles in this recipe for a heart-healthy spin.


  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce, 8 ounces
  • 1 can tomato puree, 15 ounces
  • 1 cup dry elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  • In skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, tomato puree, uncooked macaroni, pepper, water, chili powder, and garlic salt.
  • Bring to boil then reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring often.
  • Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Let cheese melt and serve.

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