Tex Mex Pasta Recipe Video

Watch how I make Tex-Mex Pasta in a slow cooker. This is a recipe in my new cookbook "Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People." Just dump in the ingredients. Watch and see!


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time2 Hr 30 Min
Ready In3 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
Main IngredientHealthy


For the beef
 Ground beef2 Pound
 Onion powder1 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1 Teaspoon
 Chilli powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Pinch
 Pepper1 Pinch
For the sauce
 Tomato and green chilli sauce1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Rotell)
 Beef broth14 Ounce
 Tomato sauce14 Ounce
 Elbow macaroni12 Ounce
 Mozzarella cheese2 Tablespoon, shredded

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 744 Calories from Fat 385

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g65.7%

Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110.6 mg

Sodium 420.2 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 9.2 g

Protein 36 g72.3%

Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 28.9%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a skillet on medium high, stir fry the ground beef for 8-10 minutes or until it is nicely browned. Season it with onion, chilli, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep aside.

2. In a slow cooker, add the seasoned ground beef, tomato and green chili sauce, beef broth and tomato sauce. Stir well.
3. Cover the contents with a lid and start the slow cooker and cook it on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours or until the meat is completely cooked.
4. Once done, let it sit in the slow cooker until the elbow macaroni is boiled and drained well. Add the drained elbow macaroni to the ground beef mixture, mix well and serve.

6. Serve the Tex Mex pasta in a bowl, garnished with shredded mozzarella cheese.