You don't bake this chili mac or stir it in on the stove -- it cooks right in your slow cooker! A full jar of salsa con queso gives this pasta dinner a spicy kick.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet cook ground beef over medium-high heat until browned. Drain off fat.

  • Transfer meat to a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in pasta, flour, chili powder, and salt. Stir in the water. Cover and cook on high 2 hours, stirring once halfway through.

  • Stir in salsa con queso and olives. Top with cheese (do not stir). Cover and cook 10 minutes more; stir gently to combine. Top servings with lettuce and tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; 18 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 691 mg sodium. 335 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 19 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 1630 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 145 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 175 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


Rating: 1.0 stars
Cooking regular pasta in a slow cooker is a horrible idea. Followed recipe exactly, was cooked through, but the whole thing tasted like a gluey, cheesy mess. What a waste. We will try this on the stovetop next time, as the flavor was great, aside from the super starch that covered everything. Yuck.