Friday, May 27, 2016

Crock Pot Hearty Chili Mac

I don't know about you but I love crock pot meals in the summer. I know most people do them in the winter when they want like a nice bowl of hot chili while they sit under a blanket watching tv. Which I love as well but in the summer its so hot and I don't want to be slaving over a stove all day so I would rather put it in the crock pot in the morning let it cook all day while I enjoy my summer and then come home to a yummy dinner already done. Gotta love your crockpots  Here is a great recipe from http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/hearty-chili-mac/






Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

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.

Yield: 8 servings

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