Saturday, September 22, 2007
Chilly Weather Chili
Finally the heat lets up. There was a Saturday just a few weeks ago when it was 107 degrees and sweltering. Well, fall is officially here in Los Angeles. Last night we snuggled up and watched a movie while lightening put on a show through the POURING rain outside. No going out to Friday night dinner last night. Thank goodenss we had leftover homemade chili from my Thursday Crockpot dinner this week. I am trying to make something in the crockpot once a week, it always makes at least 2 dinners for us and I love coming home from work to dinner all ready to go.
This is inspired by Chili By George from All Recipes
Our Crockpot is pretty small, so I would double this recipe if yours is 5 quarts or larger.
~Crock Pot Chili~
1 lb ground beef, browned & drained
1 pkg/ about 1lb Beef for Stew, steak cut into 1-2 inch cubes
1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of chili beans, drained
3/4 of a finely chopped red onion
1/4 tsp cyanne pepper
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/8 cup chili powder
1 finely chopped red jalepeno pepper
1 15oz tomato sauce (1/2 can of water)
1 1lb 12oz can diced tomatoes, not drained
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Pour into crock pot. Add 1/2 can of water to bowl and pour into crock pot.
Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with cornbread and slaw.