Monday, March 15, 2010

Chili in the crock pot? YES!

This one takes about 18 hours...but it's in the crock pot & 12 of those hours are overnight! 

Ingredients for the overnight hours are:
1 lb (or so) of stew meat
1 bell pepper
1 sweet onion
1 can of beer
a tbsp of each: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin & smoked paprika

Ingredients for the next day are:
1-1.5 lbs of ground beef or ground turkey
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 can of chili beans
1 can of drained kidney beans
1 tbsp of burger/steak seasoning
1 tbsp of chili powder

Put the crock pot on low. Add the stew meat. 
Use the food processor and mince the onion & bell pepper.  Jake likes to push the button.

Add all of the spices.

Now pour in the beer.

Stir it up and let it "do it's thang" all night long.  Before?

After cooking for 12 hours.

The smell will be a bit nauseating first thing in the morning, but it is worth it. When you get up and get moving, brown the ground beef  & add the burger/steak seasoning. Drain any excess fat.

Time to throw it all together.

Add the ground beef (or turkey) to the crock pot....followed by the tomatoes, chili beans and drained kidney beans.

Add the chili powder (more if you like it spicier) and combine well.

Set it on low if you plan to eat it for dinner....set it on high if you want to eat it for lunch.
Done! It really only takes about 20 minutes of total prep time. The crock does the rest.

Time to eat!

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