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Chili Mac Recipe

Chili Mac Recipe

This recipe has appeared on my menus once a month for more than 40 years---it's never failed to please. I've also turned it into a soup by adding a can of beef broth. - Marie Posavec, Berwyn, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean), cooked and drained
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 2 large green peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning mix
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until heated through. Stir in macaroni. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 348 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 12g fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch, 3 lean meat

Reviews for Chili Mac

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Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"my husband and I did not care for it-very disappointing"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Ok, we didn't care for it much."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"I realy loved this one, it had just the right amount of heat, and I love spicey food"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This was so easy to put together and I loved how it cooks in the slow cooker. I ate mine with a big of hot sauce dashed in it."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"My family loves this easy supper. We dont like it too hot so I put red kidney beans in it. Also, I put diced tomatoes with chilies in it. I use wheat noodles instead of white to make it a little healthier. Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream and maybe a sandwich! Great way to warm up on a cold day!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"Definitely a winner in my house! I substituted kidney beans for the hot chili beans since I have small children, but it was really good! A little cheese on top and it's a meal!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"A nice recipe; I love a good chili mac. I'll definitely make again, although I didn't use the crockpot."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"simple and yummy."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"was very good and simple!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"My family loved this recipe and said I should make it often. I didn't cook it in the crockpot because I didn't get it in there in time. It turned out great."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"This is a wonderful, filling meal. Smells wonderful while cooking!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"This was a "hit" with my family of 8. We didn't have green peppers nor the hot chili beans. I used two cans of hot chili and omitted the chili seasoning. As it looked very thick I added a can of beef broth. It turned out excellent."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2008

"I used kidney beans instead of chili beans, and condensed tomato soup instead of the tomato sauce. It turned out great for us too!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2008

"This was a great recipe. I altered it a bit for our taste- we didn't use the green peppers, we used mild chili beans instead of hot, and I added 1 can of diced tomatoes to it. It turned out great! Also, when it was done we topped with some cheddar cheese. For us, it fed about 7-9 people (each having a small bowl full). I bet I'll be making this again! Maybe with an extra box of elbow macaroni next time."

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