This is my recipe for what my family and friends say is the best chili they have ever had!
Easy to make.
Garnish with shredded cheddar and or sour cream if you like.
Buttered Italian bread is what I like to have with it.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Step 1: Ingredients
5 cans of beans. (Pinto, Black, Cannellini, Pink, and Kidney.)
1 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 chopped large whole Onion
1 each chopped Yellow, Orange and Red Peppers
2 Tbsp of Minced Garlic
3 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Freash Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Galic Powder
1 Tbsp Celary salt
1 Tbsp Thyme
2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Paprika
Step 2: Add to Crockpot
Add all Beans with the liquid to the Crockpot.
Add all spices (Not minced garlic) to the pot.
Mix and turn Crockpot on low.
Step 3: Browning
On medium heat, Sweat and brown Onions with minced garlic and a little olive oil in large frying pan.
Use a cover to help steam them as the cook.
(I use glass covers to see inside and not lift the lid to lose heat and steam from pan while cooking. )
When the onions look translucent add the peppers, cover.
Brown ground beef in separate pan, drain, add to onion mixture.
Step 4: Sautee
Add ground beef to onion mixture and sautee for 5 minutes, mix well to incorporate all together.
Step 5: Add Beef Onion Mix to Pot
Add onion and beef mixture to Crockpot and mix well.
Cover, slow cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 6 hours on high.
Mix every couple hours. (Mix every hour if cooking on high)
Taste and add more spices if needed after cooking for couple hours
as the cooking process will bring out the flavor of the spices in the mix.
This is a mild chili with a great taste and flavor!
Very hardy and did not last long!