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Slow Cooker Chili Mac with Cheddar Cheese
Hearty Slow Cooker Chili Mac Recipe with Video Tutorial
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins
This Hearty Slow Cooker Chili Mac will please the entire family with its big bold flavors, and lots and lots of melted cheese!
Course: Slow Cooker - Main Course
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: chili mac, slow cooker chili mac
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 491 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 ounce cans fiesta corn drained
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 ounce can fire roasted chiles
  • cups prepared salsa
  • 2 cups beef broth or stock
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoons smoked cumin
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef and onion.
  2. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Add the browned beef mixture into a large slow cooker.
  4. Add the corn, garlic, kidney beans, fire roasted chiles, salsa, beef broth, macaroni, chili powder, oregano, smoked cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper to the cooker.
  5. Mix well to combine.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  7. Uncover and add the shredded cheese.
  8. Cover until the cheese is melted (approximately 5 minutes)
  9. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Large skillet, wooden spoon or spatula, chefs knife and cutting board, large slow cooker, measuring cups, measuring spoons, serving spoon

Nutrition Facts
Hearty Slow Cooker Chili Mac Recipe with Video Tutorial
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 1418mg62%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1110IU22%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 262mg26%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.