Apr 28, Southwest Macaroni and Cheese: This mac and cheese is a family recipe, from my husband's maternal grandmother. She makes killer mac. A south-of-the-border twist on classic mac and cheese. Black beans, corn, mild green chilies (or hot, depending on your preference), chili powder, and optional chunks of chicken for the meat-eaters join up with an uber-creamy, cheesy pasta topped with a sprinkle of crushed. This Mexican-inspired dish features ingredients loved in all cultures: cheese, pasta and corn!.