Step 1: Shopping List
chopped garlic or 3 garlic cloves (not shown)
1 jar of salsa
1 small jar of tomato sauce
1 package of chili seasoning
1 bag of diced bell peppers ( use fresh if you have them)
hot peppers of choice ( I'm using habaneros.. be careful when handling any hot peppers)
Step 2: Getting Started
seasoning packets usually say to add after the meat is cooked and drained and want you to add water, I prefer to cook the seasoning into the meat, the meat and veggies will give off enough moisture that you usually don't need to add water.
cook the mixture over medium high heat until the meat has lost its pink color then strain any grease and pour into a crockpot (if you don't have a crockpot GET ONE but you can cook this completely in a large skillet, just turn the heat way down)
Step 3: DUMP IT
Step 4: DONE
When I go to serve it, I'll have a bowl of shredded cheddar cheese, some chopped tomatoes, sour cream, chopped red onions, cheese-it crackers , hard rolls with butter and chunks of chocolate bar. YES CHOCOLATE ! The habaneros make this a fiery chili, the chocolate helps to relieve the heat and it adds a unique taste to the chili as well.