Clean Eating Slow Cooker Mexican Style Chili Mac

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Mexican Style Chili Mac

A delicious twist on a family, homestyle classic!

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Yield 12 servings (approximate)
Calories 257 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or any oil will do)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 15 oz. can black beans (do not drain or rinse - no sugar added)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen, organic corn
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 lb. whole grain pasta (I used rotini)
  • salt and pepper to taste at serving
  • chopped, fresh cilantro (optional for garnish)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Saut√© the onions in the oil using a large skillet.

  2. Once soft, add in the turkey, and cook until just browned

  3. Pour the contents of the pan into your slow cooker.

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine.

  5. Cook on low for 4 -5 hours.

  6. In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, stir in the dry pasta.

  7. Stir again at 15 minutes, and continue cooking until the pasta is cooked through. (About another 15 minutes)

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Slow Cooker Mexican Style Chili Mac
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 597mg17%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1435IU29%
Vitamin C 23.8mg29%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.