Chili Mac Recipe
- 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.
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
"Made a double batch, added some extra chili powder, and red pepper flakes for a kick. It came out great! Keeping this as a go to recipe for sure! Next time I might add a can of Rotel tomatoes with jalapenos as well.For people looking for the hot beans, check near the baked beans. Target sells a medium chili bean that I bought, which is why I added red pepper flakes."
"Psalm127-3 you'll find chili beans with the canned beans, they have seasoning added to them I know Bushes has a variety, Goya might too. Sometimes they're in with the canned baked beans as well.Hope that helps,Sue StetzelTaste of Home Magazine"
"the proof is in the pudding bob36so post yours then.....original poster: can you please help me with what canned hot chili beans are? is there a brand I should look for in my supermarket please. thank you"
"This recipe for chilimac stinks. my recipe for chili mac is 10 times better then this"
"Loved this! So full of flavour with thick, chunky veggies. And it made a lot! Definite make again recipe!"
"my husband and I did not care for it-very disappointing"
"Ok, we didn't care for it much."
"I realy loved this one, it had just the right amount of heat, and I love spicey food"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"A nice recipe; I love a good chili mac. I'll definitely make again, although I didn't use the crockpot."
"simple and yummy."
"was very good and simple!"
"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."
"This is a wonderful, filling meal. Smells wonderful while cooking!"
"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."
"I used kidney beans instead of chili beans, and condensed tomato soup instead of the tomato sauce. It turned out great for us too!"
"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."