Anyhow I just made a huge batch of my "Chili Bombastical Sous-Vide Chapp-AZZ-Chili" and I had to do something with it other than just eat out of the pan so I made Chili Mac. I made about 14 quarts of chili and when you make quantities that large you end up giving lots away and creating innovative recipes to go along with the Chili. I already had my fair share of Burritos Tacos, Nachos, Chili on a Burger, Dog and one of my favs is Indian fry bread topped with chili and an over easy egg. So why not Chili Mac.
This recipe is so easy I won't go into any details but will give you suggestions on how to make a great Chili Mac.
Boil off your favorite pasta. Don't forget to add salt to the water. I used two pounds. Since I planed on cooking the pasta again with the chili and cheese I under cooked the pasta just a bit. Toss your pasta and the following ingredients in a large bowl.
Chopped up green onions
Chopped up Cilantro
Bake it covered for about 40 minutes at 325 f and for another 10 min to brown the top. You can use a blow torch or use your broiler.
Grate Cotija cheese on your Chili Mac like you would Parmesan.