Slow-Cooker Mexi Mac and Cheese

This slow-cooked macaroni has Mexican flavors for a delicious flavor twist! Get a head start by using thawed Make-Ahead Mexican Ground Beef in place of the ground beef, taco seasoning and water.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • 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.