Thursday, January 13, 2022

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Mac

 Hi Friends!  If you are like me, you are always looking for new recipes to break up your meal rotation AND keep the kids pleased at the same time- no easy feat!  I have challenging pallets here in this house.  My little one "doesn't like soup"...really?  During these cold winter months, I would love to incorporate soup into our menu 1-2 times/week...so what do I do?  I make a big pot for Rob and me and we tend to eat it for lunch while we are working.

I am all over Pinterest always and noticed recipes for Chili Mac in the slow cooker...kept thinking, no way my kids would eat that with beans and all the spice so I decided to get creative and made up my own recipe...the verdict?  A win!  They even asked when I was going to make it again...my hubby did too...ha!  Too many calories for this Mama but pretty simple, nutritious and delish meal for the fam so thought I would share it with you!





½ box of elbow macaroni

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

1 onion chopped

1 lb. lean ground beef

2 cups beef broth

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1 cup shredded cheddar

Salt and Pepper and Grated Parm to taste





 Saute onion on the stove until translucent

Add in ground beef and brown

Add both to your slow cooker

Then add the remainder of the ingredients (but not the cheese yet!)

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours

During the last 15 minutes of cooking, add your cheeses and seasoning


Voila- Enjoy!


Maria Rineer said...

This looks so good! I will save it for my "empty nest" recipe list. My youngest, whom I've dubbed The Fussy One, will ONLY eat cheese on pizza. That is it. I adapt where I can, like adding cheese at the end to everyone else's portion but not hers. But some recipes aren't amendable to that. Ergo, "empty nest" recipes for when I can add cheese with impunity :). It is a wonderful feeling when you find a recipe that everyone likes- good job, mama!!

Michele Morin said...

Great idea to do this in the slow cooker!

Patty Good Better Best said...

Oh, I may have to try this. Hockey Guy doesn't like soup either. Happy weekend!


Sunshine and Books said...

That looks delicious! I think my kids would love that, too. Thanks for the idea! I was just scouring Pinterest last night trying to find some new dinner options.

Joanne said...

This looks amazing! I have one that won't eat soup either and one that only eats chicken noodle. It's crazy but I make the soup and bread anyway and hope that at least they can pick things out of the soup that they like (or else they can make their own meal that night). Pinned.

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