Chilli Mac & Cheese

Prep: 5 Mins
Cooking: 1 Hour 8 mins
Total: 73 Mins
Serves: 4

A Chiili Con Carne with a twist. 

A tasty meal the whole family can enjoy and very simple to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 pot of JD Seasonings Chilli Con Carne
  • 500g mince beef, typically less than 5% fat
  • 500g dried Macaroni
  • 2 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and diced
  • 2 400g tinned tomatoes, blitzed with a hand blender or food processor 
  • 1 400g tin red kidney beans, washed and drained
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree 
  • 120g Cheddar and red Leicester cheese mix, grated
  • Low calorie cooking spray

Method

STEP 1:

Spray a large non stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat

STEP 2:

Add the onions and fry for 2 minutes, then add the Peppers and cook for further 3 minutes.                                                                                                                                

STEP 3:

Add the minced beef and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Pour in 1 pot of JD’s Chilli con carne blend, mix well and cook until the minced beef has browned                                                                                                                                  

STEP 4:

Pour in the 2 tins of chopped Tomatoes, fill one of the empty tins with water and add to the pan.                                                                                                                                  

STEP 5:

Squeeze in the tomato puree, mix well, cover, turn the heat up to high and bring to the boil then turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes                                                                                                                                

STEP 6 :

Remove the lid, stir in the Kidney beans and cook for a further 30 minutes.                                                                                                                               

STEP 7: 

Cook the Macaroni as to packet instructions, drain and add back to the pan, pour the cooked sauce over and mix well.                                                                                                                            

STEP 8:

Divide into 4 bowls, sprinkle the grated cheese on top evenly.