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What’s for dinner Wednesday

I’m sure this “recipe” from me will have true chili lovers shaking their heads in disbelief. Give a girl a break though – I don’t like spicy foods and actually despised chili until only a few years ago! The very fact that I even make something that I consider to be “chili” is remarkable.

My ways are simple and low-stress, and my family likes it.

Crock Pot Chili

Step 1 – brown some ground beef (or turkey if that’s more to your liking).

Step 2 – open a bunch of cans of chili beans (I used 4) and a big can of diced tomatoes

Step 3 – chop up an onion (I hate that part!)

Step 4 – dump it all into a crock pot! I added a little extra chili powder, but not much. I also would have added a little cumin if I had it – I love the flavor cumin adds.

Step 5 – Cover and cook on low for as long as you can. I cooked mine for 4 hours, but all day is even better!

Step 6 – Dish out and sprinkle some cheddar cheese on it. Ahhh. So good!

We followed this meal with some apple crisp that cooked in the oven as we ate our chili. Heaven, on a nice fall night!

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  • October 20, 2010 - 8:58 am

    Jen - Sounds like chili to me! I use black beans though, as no one here really likes kidney beans. And sometimes I add diced green pepper if I have it. You did forget the fritoes and sour cream, though. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Andrea - If you’re like me and don’t like strong onion flavor, you can toss the onions in the pan with the meat when the meat is about halfway done and sautee them until they’re starting to turn glossy. It gives a good mild onion flavor that way. 🙂 My family also adds a lot of garlic to chili, but they’re big garlic lovers.ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Jayme - I don’t think I’ve ever made chili not in the crock pot!ReplyCancel

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