Mexican-blend cheese, salsa, ground beef, chili peppers...no this isn't just another taco recipe. The fiesta-themed ingredients turn mac and cheese into a surprising crowd-pleaser.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
slow-cook:
5 hrs 30 mins
total:
5 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Transfer meat mixture to a 4 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add Mexican-blend cheese, salsa, cheese dip, undrained chile peppers, and olives; stir to combine.

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  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 1/2 to 6 hours (do not use high-heat setting).

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Stir macaroni into mixture in cooker.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

577 calories; fat 32g; cholesterol 113mg; saturated fat 17g; carbohydrates 36g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 2g; protein 35g; vitamin a 680.3IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; sodium 1337mg; calcium 363.5mg; iron 3.4mg.
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