Monday, February 10, 2014

Crockpot Dr. Pepper Bacon Chili

Yes, you read that right. 


Dr. Pepper.



This stuff is amazing! And so easy!

I love dump-and-go meals. Especially in the crockpot.

Here's how you do it:

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.


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.


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