I woke up a little early this morning to make some homemade chili so it could it could simmer in the crockpot all day long.
- 1 large can of tomato sauce
- 1 can of chili style diced tomatoes
- 1 can of basil, garlic & oregano diced tomatoes
- 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilis
- 1 can of kidney beans
- 1 red onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1.5 pounds of low fat ground beef
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 1 tsp of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic powder + 1 tbsp
- 1 tbsp onion powder + 1 tbsp
- 1 tbsp ground cayenne red pepper
- 4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin*
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 can of whole kernel yellow corn
- 1 bunch of green onions
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- saltine crackers
- Dump all the cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, & beans into the crockpot.
- Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl then dump them in the crockpot, minus the extra tablespoons of garlic powder & onion powder.
- Brown the ground beef with the extra tablespoons of garlic powder & onion powder. Drain if it’s super greasy (I never use oil in the pan because the ground beef releases enough so I don’t drain it) then dump it in the crockpot.
- Chop the red onion & green bell pepper, then sauté them in the pan. Dump them in the crockpot.
- Let it simmer on low for as many hours as you’ve got.
It’s spicy, but flavorful. Absolutely delicious.
Serve it over rice & don’t you dare skimp on those toppings, either. Crush the saltines, sprinkle in the shredded cheese & chopped green onions, spoon in the crunchy corn right from the drained can & plop the sour cream on top.
* I hate cumin. Use more (up to 2 tsp) if you like it.