This wasn't like chili mac to us. It didn't have the right flavor. It. was edible but I would look for a different recipe. This was too bitter and not saucy or sweet enough. Sorry.
We really thought this was going to be so good. I'm sorry to say that it just did not have the flavor we were looking for. I don't usually use packet seasonings and that was all we could taste. It had a bitter taste so I added about 1/2 tbls of sugar to improve it. I did use what I thought was a good chili seasoning mix. It's by McCormick. We love chili mac but didn't care for the seasoning in this one. Thanks for letting me try your recipe.
Wish I could give it more stars. Excellent easy to put together crock pot recipe. I used Cook First Ground Beef Mix, the plain hamburger version that I keep in my freezer, for the ground beef; Kittencal's Chili Seasoning Mix for the seasoning mix; and Perfect Pasta With No Watching and No Sweating to cook the noodles while the beef mixture was cooking in the crock pot. Each serving was topped with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Also served it with a green side salad and thick slices of crusty French bread, toasted and spread with seasoned butter All-Purpose Herbed Butter. It is wonderful that I almost never have to buy any packaged mixes because there are so many excellent homemade recipes here on recipezaar. Everyone enjoyed this meal very much. Thanks for posting.
This was excellent... The only thing I left out was the garlic because I didn't have any. But it was really good. My husband said even without the macaroni it was good. The cheese and sour cream is a must. Sour cream gives it a nice creamy taste. I will be making this all winter long and for football games. Thanks.
This is a great crockpot almost ready when you get home. I loved all the veges in this. I made as per recipe ingredients and used the cheese. I think cheese is essential also. Made for Wonders 2008
Total comfort food! I doubled the recipe and added 1 tsp cumin and cayenne pepper. I loved the smoky/heat it gave. The cheese is a MUST for this recipe as it adds a cheesy goodness. :) Thanks for sharing this great recipe for chili mac, bmc!
My hubby and I loved this recipe.. we left out the cheese and it was excellent