Hey everyone! Melissa here. I am taking over the blog today to share with you my Crock-Pot Chili recipe that I make quite often, especially on colder days. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
I know I am not the only parent who has a child in extracurricular activities, and I am pretty sure I am not the only single parent (or busy parent in general) 😉 . What I also know is that dinnertime can be frustrating for us busy parents. Sometimes, not getting home until after 7 PM makes getting dinner together down right stressful. Which is why I make A LOT of “dump meals” in my Crock-Pot. It saves me from having to worry about what to make for dinner, and also saves me time when we finally arrive home at night. And the smell that fills your nostrils when you walk in the door, MmmMmmMmm 😋 .
Mel’s Crock-Pot Chili
1 LB. Ground Meat (Turkey, Beef, Chicken, Pork)
1 Can stewed tomatoes
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
2 Cups Water
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Can yellow corn
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 small can of diced greed chilies
3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
4 Cloves garlic (Minced or chopped)
2-3 TBS Cumin
½ Yellow onion (Small)
1 TBS Salt
1 TBS Ground Pepper
Start off by browning the meat with the Taco seasoning and yellow onion in a pan on the stove. Once the meat is done, put to the side and start opening all the canned goods (straining what needs to be strained) and dumping them into the Crock-Pot. After the canned goods have been dumped in, add the remaining ingredients, and stir well. Next add the browned meat, and stir.
Set Crock-Pot to high for 6 Hours, and be on your way.
If you notice, before serving, that the chili is a little thin, or not as thick as you like, make a flour paste (1 cup water & 1-1 ½ cup flour). Slowly add the paste, while stirring, to the chili until it is at the consistency you like.
Don’t forget to taste once it’s all mixed up. If your taste buds feel like its missing something, add it.
We enjoy jalapeño (or regular) corn bread with our chili. For leftovers we usually add cheese and make it into a dip. We even use it for chili dogs, burgers, and/or fries.
If you have anything else you like to add to your chili, let me know. I would love to try it.