What happens when you take two of Americans’ favorite dishes—beef chili and mac ‘n cheese—and stir them together in one pot? You get a big pot of delicious Chili Mac—and a whole bunch of happy eaters. Everyone from small children to grandparents loves this recipe.
Most chili powder uses mild chiles, so this dish is full of flavor without being over-the-top spicy. If you like a bit more heat, add some cayenne or ground chipotle for an extra kick. This dish really doesn’t need any adornment, but a dollop of sour cream on top certainly couldn’t hurt anything.