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Slow-Cooker Mexi Mac and Cheese

Slow-Cooker Mexi Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 10
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.
Updated January 24, 2014
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

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