Introduction: Lazy Man's Slow Cooked Game Day Chili

Well, This will be my first Instructable as well as my first Instructable contest.  With that being said, I have to admit to you all that I've already lied to you :( and its all in the name. The method used to cook the Chili is a lazy man's way but the list of Ingredients is far from it. LOL sorry but I promise the taste will totally make up for it. ^_^

Here are the Ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef chuck
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 large Vidalia onion (if you can't get a vidalia a yellow onion will work fine), chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
4 tablespoon of chopped bacon-----------------------------------------------"FOOD OF THE GODS"
4 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 cup beer-------------------------------------------------------------------------"NECTAR OF THE GODS"
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
11/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 bag corn chips
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

Step 1: The Meat Man Cometh

This is going to be a very meaty chili (What can I say, Real men eat meat not salad.) – 2 pounds of beef and 1 pound of Italian sausage. Brown meat in a deep dish skillet over medium heat and then drain excess grease.

Step 2: Get to the Choppa

Time to break out your chopper if you have one, if not time for your impression of the swedish chief and go to town on the celery, onion, peppers and garlic.  *Congratulations on unlocking the achievement "Get to the choppa" *

Step 3: Coming Down the Stretch

Now that you've browned  the meat and chopped all the veggies its time to dump all of the ingredients into the slow cooker at the same time. Now occasionally I'll use a full bottle of beer instead of saving the left over half for me. I'll also go a  little heavy handed on the ingredients that taste great with a meaty chili – Worcestershire, beef bouillon, chili powder, cumin, and tabasco but I suggest trying that the next time you make it that way you'll know what flavor you'll want more of. 

Now I'm using a  6.5 quart slow-cooker and it is nearly impossible to stir until the veggies wilt down a little. Simmer it on high for 2 hours and then reduced the heat to low for another 4 hours. It's that easy.

Step 4: Bon Appetit!

Ladle into bowls and serve topped with cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a side of tortilla chips. Don't forget your beer!!

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