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Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicks Chili - So easy a dude could do it!**

There is nothing better on a cold winter afternoon than a hearty bowl of chili. Chili is so versatile, you can add as many or as few ingredients as you wish, as much spice or as little spice as you like. I make my chili with a lot of veggies and a variety of beans. I don't make it too spicy because the kiddos eat it. I always serve it with nachos, cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce (for the more adventurous adults!).

The Grocery List

  • Family Pack of Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 540ml (19 oz) cans of mixed beans, well rinsed in cold water
  • 3 796ml (28 oz) cans of reduced sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1 700ml bottle of roasted tomato sauce (or your favorite variety of tomato sauce)
  • 1 cup of mushroom, chopped
  • 1 cup of green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup of red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • few dashes of hot sauce, optional
Chick Note: My slow cooker is HUGE so if you have a smaller slow cooker, reduce the ingredients accordingly or you'll end up with way too much stuff and a big old mess.


Some ingredients were too shy to pose for this picture!

Cooking it Up:

Start by browning the ground beef. While that's happening, get our your slow cooker and give it a good spray with your cooking spray, this will make cleaning up so so so much easier!

Chop up all of the veggies, drain and rinse the beans. Add them to the slow cooker.


Once the ground beef has sufficiently browned, add it to the slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes including juice, add the bottle of tomato sauce, mix it all around. Add the chili powder, cumin, and if you are wild add the hot sauce.

Stir and let it all do it's thing on low for 8 hours. If you are less patient (or less of a think ahead kinda person) you can set it to high for a 2 hours and then reduce it to low for 2 hours.

**If you are a dude, please do not take offense to the title....just jokes. The chicks LOVE dudes!

2 Hot Thoughts:

tmlens

Hello! Thanks for commenting yesterday! I love new readers, especially those who comment! Yeeee! :) I love your web design!

breathin'

Just made it; but didn't have any cumin - but it sure looks yummy !! :)

Made a smaller batch as well...

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