Green Chile Mac and Cheese Stew

Oh my goodness. Just about every taste I love in one bowl. I could eat this green chile mac and cheese stew all day long. Spicy chorizo. Beefy broth. Tomatoes with chiles. Beans. All with a lot of kick. The perfect dish for a cold day.

Green Chile Mac and Cheese Stew

Just about any cheeses can be used in this stew, but I kept the spicy theme going and topped it with a habanero jack cheese. There’s nothing wimpy about it. This dish has some serious kick to it.

For a nice twist, substitute a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes for the tomatoes with chiles.

Green Chile Mac and Cheese Stew

Oh my goodness. Just about every taste I love in one bowl. I could eat this green chile mac and cheese stew all day long. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 365kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 10 ounce diced tomatoes with green chiles drained
  • 1 16 ounce chili beans, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried red pepper flake or more
  • 1/2 pound elbow pasta
  • 1/2 cup green chile sauce I made my own, but you can use jarred or canned, or leave it out
  • 8 ounces Mexican Velveeta cheese cubed
  • Habanero Jack cheese shredded and cilantro, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Crumble the chorizo into a large pot over high heat. Cook until done.
  • Add the onion. Cook until tender, 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the beef broth, tomatoes, beans, chili powder, and pepper flake.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta, stir and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 7-8 minutes or until the pasta is al denta.
  • Add the green chile sauce and Velveeta. Cook until the cheese is completely melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve garnished with Habanero Jack cheese and chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1323mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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