Yes, you read that right.
This stuff is amazing! And so easy!
I love dump-and-go meals. Especially in the crockpot.
Here's how you do it:
TAKE THESE INGREDIENTS...
1 pound cooked ground something: beef, turkey, pork, sausage, chicken...whatev sounds good! I had a pound of cooked beef in the freezer, so thawed that quick used it.
12-24 strips of cooked bacon, chopped (I would have gone with 24 since bacon shrinks so much when it cooks, but I only had a little left after our breakfasts the past few days)
4 cans of beans, drained (any kind you want - I used 3 pinto and 1 navy)
1 can tomato sauce (or 2 if you want it a little less thick and more saucy)
1 can crushed or diced tomatoes
1 can Dr. Pepper (I used caffeine free because that's all my pregnant self had in the house)
2 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP ancho chili powder (if you don't have it, just omit it - it just adds some spice.)
1 TBSP Lowry's seasoned salt
1 TBSP paprika
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP onion flakes (OR 1 tsp onion powder OR saute a chopped onion when you cook your meat)
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
...OR JUST USE A PACKET OF CHILI SEASONING FROM THE STORE. Your call! I like my chili really flavorful, so you may want to tone yours down a bit. Or not.
...AND DUMP THEM INTO THE CROCKPOT.
High for 4, Low for 8.
The best part?
I invented this chili.
And I didn't wreck it.
It's so rich and full of flavor - sweet and slightly spicy. I couldn't stop eating it! I served it with cheesy cornbread muffins.