December 2, 2013

Crock-Pot Recipe Challenge Day 2: Cheesy Chili Mac



This is an easy recipe that the kids will love! Cheesy goodness come on, who can pass this up?  All you need to do is boil pasta and toss the rest together in the slow cooker. How easier do you need that to be? This is a slam dunk if you ask me, I really don't see how you can mess this up. Maybe if you forget to turn the slow cooker on? <--- Don't do that that would be bad.





Ingredients

1 pounds ground beef , or bulk sausage or sausage links ( cut into pieces)
2 cans hot chili beans undrained
2 large green peppers chopped
1 large onion chopped
4 celery ribs chopped
1 can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of chili seasoning
2 garlic cloves minced

1 package ( box) of elbow macaroni cooked and drained ( do this right before you plan to eat)
1- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
 Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions

Take the first eight ingredients and throw them into the slow cooker. Mix it up till they are well combined.  Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.
Cook your macaroni on the stove right before you eat, drain and pour into the slow cooker . Mix up with the cheese till melted. You can cover it and let it sit but it should melt right away. Boom you are done! Eat, smile be happy!



Enjoy!



31 comments:

  1. That sounds so simple & so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yummy one of my favorite comfort foods!

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  3. My kids love mac n cheese, this would be a great variation to try

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  4. this looks easy to make and yummy! I will have to try it! thanks for sharing!

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  5. I bet that tastes really good. I used to make a chili cheese dip and it tasted great.

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  6. That looks good, I'll definitely have to try it. Do you think a jar of pasta sauce would work as well as tomato sauce?

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  7. I'll definitely have to try that. Will pasta sauce work instead of tomato sauce?

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  8. This sounds AMAZING. We are big Mac & Cheese people and I always like a fun twist on it like this.

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  9. That sounds so simple to make and so delicious-I didn't realize they sold chili beans-gotta look for this item!

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  10. Simple and delicious. My family would love this and I love that you can make it in the slow cooker!

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  11. Yum!! I love putting hamburger with noodles. And I'm loving the cheese too!

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  12. ive never thought about doing a quick pasta dish like this in the crock pot! thanks for opening my eyes a little more!

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  13. love recipes like this! i don't have a crock pot now, but i could still make this one!

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  14. This would make a great comfort food dish. I love that it's a crockpot recipe too!

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  15. Good old macaroni and beef casserole. That's the ultimate in comfort food I think, I remember dishes like this when I was a kid!

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  16. I tried to make Chili Mac a few weeks ago and everyone (including the dogs) asked me not to make that version again, lol. I will try this one. I used to have a great recipe for it but lost it.

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  17. My kids love chili mac but we've never had it this way. Adding it to our must-try list!

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  18. Yum! Cooking with the crock pot is so much easier during the rush of the holidays.

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  19. I love all chili recipes, this one looks so yummy, great for those busy days when we come back home and want to have something specal.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  20. This one looks so yummy and tempting. Of course I would substitute ground beef with ground turkey or lamb. I am saving this recipe.

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  21. This looks yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe - I will be trying it!

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  22. Hubby makes this and I have to say that it is delicious! I love it and so does the kids.

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  23. This looks so delicious. I've always made a variation of this recipe on the stove top but I never considered making it in the crock pot. Thanks for the tip.

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  24. I love slow cooker recipes like this and so do my sons. They will love this one and I will most likely make it next week. Thanks!

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  25. My husband loves making stuff like this!

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  26. I love my crock pot,such a time saver. I am always looking for new creative recipes. This Cheesy Chili Mac looks yummy. I will put it on my recipes to try this week list. Thanks for the tip.

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  27. With the holiday's among us I'm on the hunt for easy and yummy meals that I can throw in the crockpot and go. I know this one will be a winner. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I like that you used sharp cheddar in this one. It sounds so delicious and EASY!

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  29. This looks so delicious! And I love how it's made in a slow cooker - my favorite thing! :)

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  30. My daughter loves Mac & Cheese so I will try this!

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