Slow-Cooker Mexi Mac and Cheese

Looking for a Mexican dinner made using Old El Paso® green chilies, cheese 'n salsa and seasoning mix? Then serve this slow-cooked macaroni and beef recipe.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 10

Ingredients

2
boxes (8 oz each) elbow macaroni
1
lb ground beef round
2
packages (1.25 oz each) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
1
cup water
2
jars (15 oz each) Old El Paso® mild cheese 'n salsa
2
cans (12 oz each) evaporated milk
2
cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
2
cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (8 oz)
2
jalapeño chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 Spray bottom of 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Line side of slow cooker with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix cheese sauce, milk and green chiles. Stir in macaroni and beef mixture. Spoon into slow cooker.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours. Stir; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapeños.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Sodium
    1530mg
    1530%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    55g
    55%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Milk; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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