This past Sunday I made chili in the crockpot. I love making chili, but I usually just make it with whatever ingredients I have handy so I hardly use the same recipe twice. The chili I just made though was pretty tasty with just the right amount of heat. It’s pretty standard for a chili, but I enjoyed it and wanted to share it with you. So, just in time for the Superbowl, here is my lazy recipe for Sunday Chili:
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 medium sweet onion (diced)
- 2 bell peppers (I used one red and one orange; diced)
- minced garlic (I use McCormick and just add to taste)
- 2 cans Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 2 cans Bush’s red chili beans in medium sauce (drained, but not rinsed)
- 1 small can of sliced jalapenos (drained)
- cumin (to taste)
- chili powder (to taste)
- Brown the beef in a large skillet. While its browning, dice up the onion and peppers.
- Once the beef is mostly cooked, drain the grease and add the garlic and the diced onions and peppers. This part isn’t necessary since everything will cook in the crockpot, but I just feel like cooking the garlic, onions, and peppers in the skillet first helps to bring out all the flavors. What do I know though?
- Add the beef, garlic, onions, peppers, diced tomatoes, chili beans, jalapenos, cumin and chili powder to the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Serve with cheese, sour cream, bread, or whatever you fancy.
This recipe is perfect for cold, snowy days so bundle up and enjoy!