Slow Cooker Chili Mac


When we are to the last day of the month I love making these dishes that pull all the odd cans or pieced of stuff you have to use from your pantry or refrigerator. The best part for me is that I made it in the slow cooker AND everyone could eat off it for a day or so.

Verdict:

My family liked this because it had tons of chili flavor, just a dash of heat, yet they could add cheese and sour cream to make it comfort food or a splash of extra hot sauce to make it even spicier (you can even add some sliced jalapeno if you like).

Have an older slow cooker or none at all? I love mine and use it all the time. Since I have upgraded I have noticed some things cook faster so watch yours and adjust times up or down until you know what works best in yours.

Slow Cooker Chili Mac

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • Ground beef, at least 90% lean
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (28 oz) can of tomatoes, diced, crushed, or sauce works
  • 1 (16 oz) can of tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (if you like less heat start with 1 and taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • If you like you can add chopped pepper, canned corn drained, black beans drained and rinsed, extra veggies to your liking
  • 8 oz elbow pasta
  • Sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, as desired for serving

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients except for pasta in the slow cooker bowl. Cook for 6 to 7 hours on low.
  2. 30 minutes prior to serving stir and add pasta to dish. Stir well every 10 minutes until pasta is cooked usually 20- 30 minutes.
  3. Serve hot with toppings as desired.

 

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Such a tasty recipe 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. OMG…must try this…looks phenomenal👍👌

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  3. gary loggins says:

    I love chili (I make the best!) and I love mac’n’cheese! Maybe next time I’ll combine the two!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Ooo, sign me up!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

      Like

  4. syl65 says:

    Chili is actually my favorite dish. Had it a lot growing up 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Great simple dish. I would never eat it until I got older. Now I love the flavors.

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      1. syl65 says:

        Great variations to taste.

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  5. Yumm…. Who could resist …🧀🧀🌶️🌶️🍝

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  6. I love slow mac, but I have been able to find a healthy balance with how much to eat! So Delian! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

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  7. I must try this. It looks absolutely wonderful and easy to make!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is! The best part is you can add whatever you like for veggies and more or less spices to make it as spicy as you like! Hope you have fun with it.

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