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posted by Julie Evink on January 8, 2017

Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac Recipe ~ Delicious Chili Slow Cooked All Day Long and Then Finished Off with Pasta! Hearty, Comforting Meal for Dinner!

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Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac Recipe ~ Delicious Chili Slow Cooked All Day Long and Then Finished Off with Pasta! Hearty, Comforting Meal for Dinner!

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There is nothing better on a cold, blustery MN day then coming home to a warm bowl of soup in my mind. We may have lucked out so far this winter and had very few of these days, but I assure you they will make their appearance like they do every year. Miss K is so excited about snow this year. She keeps asking if she can build a snowman, if it’s time to go skating with her cousins or if she can wear her boots. I wish I shared at least some of that enthusiasm.

Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac Recipe ~ Delicious Chili Slow Cooked All Day Long and Then Finished Off with Pasta! Hearty, Comforting Meal for Dinner!

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I don’t. Not a single bit. The only enthusiasm I share with her is that I’ll be warming up in front of the fire place with a big bowl of this delicious Chili Mac! Comfort food is where it’s in the winter. And hot cider, fires and comfy clothes.

Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac Recipe ~ Delicious Chili Slow Cooked All Day Long and Then Finished Off with Pasta! Hearty, Comforting Meal for Dinner!
The hubby and I both loved this Chili. I liked the addition of pasta to it because you can never have to much pasta in my life! It’s thick and yummy. If you like a little more bite to your chili feel free to add more chili powder. Also it’s a very think, hearty chili with the addition of the pasta. If you prefer it a little thinner then add a little more tomato juice to the mixture!

Pictures and video updates 1/8/17

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Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-05-25T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 6 hours 2017-05-25T06:00:00+00:00 Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (46 oz) tomato juice
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 c. uncooked elbow macaroni

Instructions

  1. Cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Place in slow cooker. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, celery, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, mustard, pepper and kidney beans. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  2. One hour before the dish is done add pasta and let cook for the last hour.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 455kcal Calories from fat 219
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1117mg 47%
Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 12g
Protein 27g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Updated 1/5/17
Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home
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  • Sunshine


    I love chili too!

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  • Abby


    This sounds so yummy!!! This may be a silly questin but what’s the difference between regular yellow mustard and prepared mustard?

    • Julie Evink


      Hey Abby, it’s the same thing. It’s just listed as prepared mustard so someone doesn’t add dry ground mustard instead 🙂

  • Trisha


    I just made this today. It is delicious!!!

    • Julie Evink


      So glad you enjoyed it Trisha!

  • Danielle - The Creative Bite


    This looks like the perfect comfort food to come home to on a cold winter day! My husband would love this for a quick meal in the field as well.

  • Katalina @ Peas & Peonies


    You were not kidding when you names this a hearty recipe! Love that bowl of goodness, must be perfect on a rainy day!

  • tonya


    I heart hearty meals! This looks amazingly delicious!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor


    I need to use my slow cooker more often because it makes dinner so much easier. I love chili in the fall because it is the perfect warm and comforting meal. This version looks delicious!

  • Katerina @ Diethood


    That just looks like the most amazing comfort-food meal! I wish I could just take a ladle through my monitor and fill up my bowlS!

  • Malinda @ Countryside Cravings


    I have been using my slow cooker more and more. My family loves chili mac so this will be great addition to my slow cooker files! 🙂

  • Kelly


    This look so cozy and delicious! Love the chili mac twist and making it in the slow cooker sounds perfect!

  • Jenny


    Hi! I really am looking forward to trying this! Do I cook the pasta first and then put it in the crock pot or just put the pasta shells in?

    • Julie Evink


      Put the noodles in uncooked!

  • Karen


    My mother has to have some medical tests done tomorrow and I wanted to have a comforting meal prepared when she gets home…… this is perfect!
    She loves a good chili mac and this sounds delicious. Thank you! 🙂

    • Julie Evink


      Hope you enjoyed it Karen and that the tests went fine!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction


    This chili looks like a perfect meal for chilly MN evenings! Love the addition of pasta!

  • Madison


    Can this be cooked at a faster rate on a stove top? I want to make this but I don’t have the time to let it cook that long today! Thanks!

    • Julie Evink


      Yes of course, the flavors just don’t meld together as good!

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