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a bowl of crock pot chili macaroni

Slow Cooker Chili Mac

homestyle chili with added macaroni and cheese
Course dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 7
Calories 346kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 can Rotel Chili Fixins
  • 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans chili beans I used 1 medium and 1 mild as I prefer somewhat spicy
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup reduced fat 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper omit if you do not prefer spicy
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil water in a large pot over high heat. Cook the macaroni according to package directions.
  • While the macaroni cooks, heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground beef and half of the servings of onions and garlic.
  • Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Break the beef into smaller chunks.
  • Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • About 10-15 minutes prior to serving, add the cheese to the cooker and stir.
  • Serve!


You can also buy pre-packaged chili seasoning and use 1/4th to 1/3rd of the package for the seasoning.
Topping Ideas: non-fat, plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat sour cream, jalapenos, guacamole


Calories: 346kcal