Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese
Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese is a spicy one-pot dish of ground venison with onions and garlic, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, elbow macaroni and some spices then topped with cheddar cheese.

Who would have thought that beans would go well with pasta? Me! Here’s a little gross secret about me. When I make pinto beans and cornbread I like to mix in a little macaroni and cheese in mine. I know I’m weird–my family always makes faces in disgust because beans and pasta don’t mix, but I keep on keeping on being weird! It’s good! It really is. 

Even though they make faces at me when I do that they loved this recipe, which has beans and pasta. However, it cannot be compared to adding mac and cheese to pinto beans. As I was informed by my family, it is completely different. 

Anyway, I hope you like my recipe as much as my family did. It’s really easy to make and clean up is extremely easy because this recipe is a one-pot meal. 

Chili Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 2 MinuteYield: 18 Cups
Cook Time: 25 MinutesServing Size: 2.25 Cups
Total Time: 27 MinutesCalories Per Serving: 438

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of venison, ground
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 15 oz. can of black beans, undrained
  • 15 oz. can of lite red kidney beans, drained
  • 30 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 1/4 cups of macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Fry the venison until done, which should be about 7 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and spices and stir well.
  3. Add the tomatoes, beans, pasta, and broth and stir.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until done.
  5. Add the cheese and let it melt.
  6. Enjoy!

This goes great with biscuits or cornbread and a salad and it’s even better the next day, so if you have any leftovers it will be perfect for taking for lunch. 

Watch and Follow… 

The good, the bad, and the delicious…

  • Chili Mac and Cheese is really high in fiber, protein, vitamin a, vitamin c, calcium, and iron. It also has quite a bit of potassium and is low in sugar.
  • Unfortunately, it is high in calories, fat, and cholesterol, and might be a little too high in sodium, especially for those of you on a low-sodium diet. 

See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

Chili Mac and Cheese Nutrition Facts 

Yields: Abt. 18 cupsServing Size: 2.25 cups
Calories 438 Calories from fat: 29  
% Daily Value*
 Total Fat 14 g22%
 Saturated Fat 7 g36%
 Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
 Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
 Trans Fat 0 g
 Cholesterol 102 mg34%
 Sodium 498 mg21%
 Potassium 833 mg24%
 Total Carbohydrates 37 g12%
 Dietary Fiber 9 g38%
 Sugars 4 g
 Protein 38 g 75%
 Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 27%
 Calcium 33% Iron 26%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc

To make this recipe more diet-friendly… 

  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If your burger has less fat this recipe will also have less fat and cholesterol. You can use ground venison that has no fat added and it will still be good! 
  • To help lower the fat, even more, you can use a low-fat beef broth or make venison broth. You can also use a low fat or fat-free cheese.
  • To help lower the calories you could use a healthier macaroni and maybe fewer beans. You can also eat less than 2.25 cups. This meal is very filling, so you won’t starve if you cut back a little.
  • To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe or leave it out. Also, use a low-sodium broth or make your own venison broth. Use low sodium diced tomatoes or use fresh from the garden tomatoes. Also, rinse the beans before adding them to the recipe.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Chili Mac and Cheese, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com

Bon Appétit

Chili Mac and Cheese by DeerRecipes.online
Chili Mac and Cheese by DeerRecipes.online

Pasta Recipes…

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry is a really quick and healthy teriyaki flavored recipe made with venison cube steak, veggies, and Yakisoba noodles.
Get Recipe
Crock-Pot Pizza Casserole

Crock-Pot Pizza Casserole

Crock-Pot Pizza Casserole is a simple but yummy crock-pot meal made with ground venison, pasta, onions, bell peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, sauce and topped with mozzarella…
Get Recipe
Baked Venison Ziti

Baked Venison Ziti

Filling the house with the smell of venison, pasta sauce, and cheese is one of my favorite things in life and that’s why I love…
Get Recipe
Venison Stroganoff

Venison Stroganoff

Juicy venison smothered in a creamy mushroom and onion gravy and poured over egg noodles. It tastes like it took hours to make, but this Venison…
Get Recipe
Venison Stuffed Manicotti

Venison Stuffed Manicotti

Venison Stuffed Manicotti, a delicious Italian American pasta recipe that has ground venison, ham, veggies, a couple of cheeses, and marinara sauce. I mean, how…
Get Recipe
Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti

Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti

Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti is a delicious homemade venison spaghetti that’s irresistibly delicious! This is not your typical spaghetti! It has a little kick to…
Get Recipe
Venison Parm

Venison Parmesan

If you’ve never had Venison Parmesan, now is the time. I mean, how can you resist tenderly fried venison steaks covered with mozzarella cheese on…
Get Recipe
Tangy Venison and Noodles

Tangy Venison and Noodles

Tender bite-sized slices of venison cooked with egg noodles and covered in a tangy creamy sauce. If you like pasta and spicy foods, this is…
Get Recipe
Venison Tortellini Lasagna

Venison Tortellini Lasagna

Venison Tortellini Lasagna is a mix of ground venison, spices, tortellini, and red sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget the cheesy goodness. I’d like to…
Get Recipe
Deer Sausage Casserole

Deer Sausage Casserole

Deer Sausage Casserole is a pasta dish fit-for-the-gods. It’s full of delicious venison sausage, Italian seasoned tomatoes, onions and peppers, pasta and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese.…
Get Recipe
Amanda's Venison Lasagna

Amanda’s Venison Lasagna

Amanda’s Venison Lasagna has so much cheesy goodness that your tongue will go into shock! Your mouth won’t know what to do–it will be so confused…
Get Recipe

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nine + three =

Shares
Translate »