Cold winter nights got you down? Make this delicious Chili Mac Recipe in your Crock Pot! The chili is slow cooked all day long and then the pasta is added at the end to finish off the recipe. It’s a great weeknight dinner night without much fuss that the entire family will enjoy. Make sure you make this comforting Crock Pot Chili Mac this winter!
There is nothing better on a cold, blustery MN day then coming home to a warm bowl of chili 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.
Ingredients for Chili Mac Recipe
- Ground beef
- Tomato juice
- Diced tomatoes
- Brown sugar
- Chili powder
- Prepared mustard
- Kidney beans,
- Elbow macaroni
- optional topping – shredded cheese
Crock Pot Chili Mac FAQS
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 fireplace 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.
How do you make homemade chili mac?
- Over medium heat, cook beef and diced onion, drain
- Add to the slow cooker
- Add all of the remaining ingredients except the pasta
- Cook on low 6-8 hours
- One hour before the dish is done add the pasta and cook for an additional hour
Can you put pasta in chili?
If you’ve never heard of putting pasta in chili, then you need to give it a try! Of course, since this is a chili mac recipe then it makes sense, but for me it’s all about the comfort of this meals. It’s big hearty and delicious!
Is chili powder hot?
It can be, chili powder is a combination of several spices like ancho chile powder, paprika, cumin and oregano. It is a rich, heady spice and a little goes a long way. The combination here is just perfect, but if you want to light up your food just a bit more, don’t be afraid to be generous with this tasty spice!
Chili Mac Recipe
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 thick, 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!
If you love this hearty soup, definitely check out my Instant Pot Chili, Crack Chicken, Famous Crockpot Chili, Easy Chili Recipe, Pressure Cooker Beef Taco Soup and Cheeseburger Soup, all are big hearty meals everyone enjoys!
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Crock Pot Chili Mac Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- One hour before the dish is done add pasta and let cook for the last hour.