Veggie Chili Mac 'N Cheese

 

Prep:

25 min

Cook:

30-35 min

Level:

Easy

Serves:

4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 oz. diced green chiles
  • 1 cup fire roasted corn
  • 28 oz. fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. kidney beans
  • 15 oz. chili beans or black beans
  • 12 oz. box of elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. of Kinder’s Tequila Lime BBQ Rub
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. Kinder’s Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Kinder’s Mild BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onion, for garnish

    Directions

    1. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat.
    2. Once hot, sauce onion, bell peppers, carrot, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes.
    3. Add Tequila Lime BBQ Rub, green chiles, and corn. Stir to combine.
    4. Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, beans and vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Raise heat and bring to a boil.
    5. Once boiling, add macaroni and continue to boil, stirring occasionally until cooked through, about 9-12 minutes.
    6. Stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.

    Topping

    1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add panko and Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning and stir until golden brown. 

    Final Steps

    1. Spread topping over macaroni and cheese. 
    2. Broil on high in oven for 3-5 minutes until top is golden. 
    3. Sprinkle top with chopped green onion and Mild BBQ Sauce. Serve.

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