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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Friday, December 14, 2012

WEEKDAY CHILI

2 lbs ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 cans (14-oz) chili beans, do not drain
1 can (14-oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (4-oz) diced green chilies
1 tbsp oregano
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup beef broth
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp green onions, sliced thin

Saute the onions, garlic, and bell peppers in a couple tablespoons canola oil until crisp tender; transfer to a slow cooker or crockpot.

Add the beef to the same skillet and brown, stirring to break up.  As soon as meat is browned, drain well then add to the cooker.  Add the beans, tomatoes, green chilies, oregano, cumin cayenne, pepper, salt, and broth; stir to mix well.  Cover and cook on low setting 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.

To serve, ladle chili into serving bowls and garnish with the sour cream, cheese, and green onions as desired.

NOTE: Add a couple teaspoons of chili powder, if you like your chili hot.

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