This is a simple & tasty crock pot meal perfect for a family with young kids. Add a nice green salad or roasted broccoli and you’re all set.
1/2 white onion finely chopped
1 red bell pepper finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
1 lb. ground beef 93% lean
1 lb. ribbed macaroni noodles
1 can of diced tomatoes (fire roasted and drained) 15 oz
1 can dark kidney beans 15 oz. drained
1 can medium chili beans 15 oz (do not drain)
4 cups beef broth
2 cups shredded fiesta blend cheese
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
How to make it:
Line an 8 qt. crock pot with a liner and spray with olive oil.
Chop the onion, pepper & garlic.
In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic, and peppers and sauté until tinder.
Add the ground beef and cook until brown and cooked through. Use a meat chopper to break apart.
Layer all ingredients in the crockpot and cover.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours. If you prefer a more firm noodle, cook for 1 hour before adding the macaroni in. Top with cheese and stir to melt before serving.