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Slow Cooker Taco Pasta

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Easy peasy and full of cheese-y!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef, Cooked
  • 1 can (10 Oz. Size) Beef Broth
  • 1 can (Use The Broth Can To Measure) Water
  • 2 packages (about 1 Oz. Packet) Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup White Or Sweet Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup Green Pepper, Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Pressed Or Chopped
  • 1 can (680ml Or About 23 Oz. Size) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 package (250ml Or About 8 Oz. Size) Cream Cheese
  • 6 cups Medium Sized Shell Noodles, Cooked
  • 3 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

Preparation

Brown ground beef in a skillet or pan until browned. Drain excess fat and rinse.

Now pop that into your slow cooker.

Add beef broth, then fill the broth can with water and empty that in the slow cooker as well.

Add taco seasoning, onion, green pepper, and garlic.

Now add tomato sauce. Give it a good stir and cover. Turn on low for about 3-4 hours.

Add cream cheese and cook for another 30 minutes.

Now you can add pre-cooked noodles and shredded cheese. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes more, basically until the cheese melts.

Serve with an ooey gooey smile.

Tips and hints:

This is a monster size batch. Feel free to halve or quarter it.

I thought I could have gotten away with half a brick of cream cheese.

I think you could jazz this up with tomatoes or salsa (I hate both).

It’s probably good with sour cream but I hate that, too.

You could dunk tortilla chips in it and eat it if you wanted to. But that is just plain gross.

You could call a therapist for me for all my food quirks. I could clearly use some help!

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Hannah on 10.22.2012

I made this with chicken breasts instead of ground beef, and the flavors were great! I didn’t cook the breast, but put it cut up and raw in the bottom of the crock pot, substituted chicken broth for the beef, and let that – and the other ingredients – cook the chicken. I set the crock pot to low and left it for 8+ hours.

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Wendy on 9.6.2012

Tastes great and was so easy! Will use more spices next time too, but I fed this to a crowd and they all loved it!

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Sue on 5.11.2012

Very easy to make and it does make alot. Will definitely make again-a keeper!

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jessswan on 2.14.2012

This recipe was very easy to make, and smelled delicious, but turned out a little bit bland. We’re probably going to use more spices the next time. Overall, though, it was good, and had a good texture, and again, was super easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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