Chili Mac and Cheese


  • 2 boxes (6 oz. each) Annie’s organic classic mac & cheese

  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned

  • 1 can (18.5 oz) Black Bean Soup

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) organic diced tomatoes

  • 3/4 c. water

  • 2 c. Cheddar Jack cheese

  • 1/4 c. fresh chopped organic cilantro

  • 1/4 c. green onions, diced

  • 1/2 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced thin (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. In a large (3.2 quart or larger) nonstick Dutch oven, combine the pasta and cheese sauce packets from macaroni and cheese boxes with browned ground beef, bean soup, tomatoes, water and 1 c. cheese.

  3. Cover and cook on stovetop over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  4. Transfer to oven, cooking 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream, cilantro, green onions and jalapeno or serrano slices, if desired.

  5. Remove and spoon into bowls.