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Crock Pot Chili

by Shannon on February 25, 2011

in Batch Cooking,Beans,Beef,Crock Pot,In the Kitchen,Soups & Sandwiches

Chili … such an appropriate name. Because when it’s as chilly outside as it is today, you need a bowl of comfort like this to warm you up.

I should probably call this “Overnight Crock Pot Chili,” because that’s how I make it. I love putting everything together at 8 or 9 in the evening and then waking up to dinner (or lunch) already done.

Okay. Here’s a GIGANTIC caution: this is hot. Deliciously hot, in my opinion, but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t give you that capitalized warning. But that’s very fixable. Just cut back on the jalapenos (or cut them out altogether). Although … is there any chance I can talk you out of that?

Crock Pot Chili

  • 5-6 cups precooked hamburger with onions and green peppers*
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 15 oz cans beans (I used 2 chili and 1 kidney bean, or just 3 chili bean)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBSP scoopable beef bouillon
  • 2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 4 oz can of green chilis
  • 1-4 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • scant 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 1/2 TBSP sugar
  • scant 1 TBSP Tony Chechere’s creole seasoning
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • 1/2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low 8-10 hours. Simple, huh?

*Note: If you haven’t been batch cooking already, just cook up your hamburger, onions and green peppers before you start. But it’s so nice to just pull out a bag of precooked mix … I really encourage you to think about batch cooking.

We like this served over macaroni and with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese. It’s also very good with corn bread.

I don’t think Tera liked it much. She only had two bowls.

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Comments

  1. Anita Scheftner says:

    Do you use a freezer baggie?..or foil?..does one brand matter over the other?..(for batch cooking)

    1. Shannon says:

      Anita, I just use gallon-sized Ziploc freezer baggies. And contrary to what “they” tell you, I do recycle them. All I’m putting in them is cooked meat, so what I do is to rinse it out and stick it right back in the freezer until I make the next batch. I wouldn’t do that with raw meat, but it works great for this.

  2. Anita Scheftner says:

    Thanks Shannon šŸ™‚

  3. Pat Burroughs says:

    Gonna print it off and see if hubby wants me to try it. If you made it, it’s bound to be good.

    1. Shannon says:

      Hi Pat! Dave really loves this … but then, he loves spicy food. So just beware of the caution and cut back on those jalapenos if you two don’t like hot food. Please let me know if you like it! šŸ™‚ (P.S. Nice to see you here šŸ™‚ )

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