Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Crockpot Chili

Curl up with a warm bowl of chili.

Saute coarsely chopped green peppers and onions with
fresh minced garlic.

Add cooked hamburger (or meat of your choice like sausage or ground turkey)

Pour in crushed tomatoes and kidney beans and white beans.

Spice it up with a melody of seasonings

And don't forget plenty of chili powder!

Mix it all up in a crock pot. Set the timer and enjoy the aroma of this wonderful chili simmering away.

Crock pot Chili
2 small green peppers, coarsely chopped
2 small onions, coarsely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb hamburger or other ground meat
1 (28 oz) can tomato puree
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 can white kidney beans, drained
3 T Chili powder
2 T Cumin
1 T Ground coriander
Pinch red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet saute peppers and onions, 7 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add to crock pot. In same skillet, cook hamburger until no longer pink. Add to crock pot. Pour in tomatoes and beans. Add seasonings. Stir and set crock pot timer.

Check the chili periodically and stir. About a half hour before I serve it, I taste for seasonings and usually sprinkle in a little more chili powder, cumin, coriander and salt if needed. Sometimes I'll add one or two fresh chopped tomatoes at the end for texture.
If you're cooking the chili all day and it starts to thicken, you can add beer or water or chicken stock as needed. You can substitute the hamburger with shredded chicken, ground turkey or mix of hamburger and sausage. They're all tasty.

1 comment:

shauna said...

Your chili is the bomb! It is so nice and thick, I roll the leftovers in a tortilla and top w/grated cheese, a chopped garden tomatoe and sour cream. A most excellent burrito.


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