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Cheesy Chili Mac
 
Ingredients
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound ground turkey (or beef)
  • 1 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 15 oz. cans kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (more to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder (more to taste)
  • 2½ teaspoons cumin (more to taste)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 box macaroni, prepared according to directions
  • 2 cups + more as wanted, cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Sautee garlic and onion in butter. Brown meat in the same pan; if you're using a fatty meat be sure to drain it afterward
  2. Add crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce to the meat. Drain kidney beans and add them to the mix, stir to combine
  3. Add seasonings. Mix it all together and let it simmer for 30 - 45 minutes on medium-low heat.
  4. Add macaroni to the chili mix. Stir it around to get all of the noodles coated and add shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

When you’re watching a game with friends the last thing you want is to be sidelined because of heartburn. There’s nothing like being scared to eat. Or worse, enjoying food from a game day spread only to later feel that burning sensation creeping up in your throat – hello indigestion/acid reflux. It’s the worst and it can really put a damper on the mood; cheering for your favorite college football team isn’t as great when you’re in misery.

Thankfully, Nexium® 24HR keeps us from being benched by heartburn. . It’s the best solution I’ve found for the treatment of frequent heartburn. There’s a reason it’s the #1 Choice of Doctors and Pharmacists* for their own frequent heartburn. *Among PCPs and Pharmacists who use a branded OTC PPI. I’ve been a fan of that wonderful Purple Pill for a while now and can’t imagine what life would be like without it. Since it can take up to 4 days to get the full prevention from Nexium 24HR I make sure it’s in my system before game day. The beauty of Nexium® 24HR is that it keeps working even when the game is over to protect me from frequent heartburn. That means it doesn’t take long to get ready for Tailgreatness!

Cheesy Chili Mac

I have always enjoyed testing the limits and that’s what I did when I made my famous Cheesy Chili Mac for our most recent game day spread. It’s cheesy, it’s meaty, and it’s spicy. Normally those things would have me reeling in pain but thanks to that one pill a day I can enjoy it without batting an eyelash.

Not only is this incredibly good food, it’s super simple to make. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef to make it just a little less guilty, but you can use whichever you prefer. I also use light and dark red beans to add a little variety – that’s the spice of life after all. cheesy chili macStart by sauteing 4 garlic cloves and 1 medium onion, minced, in 2 tablespoons of butter. Brown your meat in the same pan; if you’re using a fatty meat be sure to drain it afterward. Cheesy Chili MacAdd (1) 32 oz. can of crushed tomatoes and (1) 8 oz. can of tomato sauce to the meat. Drain (2) 15 oz. cans of kidney beans and add them to the mix, stir to combine.
Cheesy Chili Mac

I never really use precise measurements when I add seasoning, I add more gradually to suit my taste – I suggest you do the same. I start with 1 tablespoon of paprika, 3 tablespoons of chili powder, and 2 1/2 teaspoons of cumin. I also use salt and pepper, starting at a teaspoon each. Mix it all together and let it simmer for 30 – 45 minutes on medium-low heat.Cheesy Chili MacPrepare a box of macaroni and drain it then add it to the chili mix. Stir it around to get all the noodles coated and add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese. I start with 2 cups then add more if it doesn’t look cheesy enough.

That’s it! That’s how I make my famous Cheesy Chili Mac, doesn’t it look amazing?! Just remember, before you make this or decide to eat anything spicy and suffer from frequent heartburn stop by Walmart and pick up a 42 count package of Nexium 24HR capsules. You can get all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn with Nexium® 24HR.

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Tell me what your favorite game day dish is that you can enjoy thanks to Nexium 24HR.

 

 

*Use as directed. *May take 1-4 days for full effect

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  1. My husband loves chili like this, but this is a unique twist on our family recipe. I will need to pick up Nexium to have on hand in our cabinet.

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Written by Amber

Amber is a 30 something country girl who is a habitual optimist, animal lover, reluctant foodie, and adventure seeker.