1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
2 cans chili-ready stewed tomatoes
2 cans chili beans
1 cup water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp chili powder (more or less to suit taste)
In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to keep from burning. Add onion and cook until onion is slightly caramelized. Drain all grease off the mixture. Transfer mixture to the crock pot. Add the ground beef to the same skillet and cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain mixture well. Transfer mixture to the crock pot.
Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot; stir to mix all ingredients together. (Add a second cup of water if you prefer a thinner chili.) Place lid on cooker and cook 7 to 8 hours on low. Stir occasionally during cooking.
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