Crock Pot Chili

Hey Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Now that we finally feel like it really is January here in Minnesota, with snow covering the ground and the sound of snow crunching from the cold temps, some chili in the crockpot would hit the spot.  In our home, when chili is in the crockpot, some cornbread muffins go in the oven.

Crock Pot Chili
1 1/2 – 2 pounds hamburger, browned
1 c onion, chopped
1/2 c green/red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c water
2 T chili powder
2 t sugar
2 t ground cumin
1/2 t salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15 oz kidney beans, undrained
30 oz tomato sauce

1.  Brown hamburger with onion and peppers. ( If your kids, or you, don’t like veggie chunks, then brown the humburger, add to crockpot.  Puree the onion and bell pepper and add to crockpot with hamburger.)
2.  Put hamburger and onion/bell pepper in crockpot.  Add remaining ingredients and mix together.
3.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

This Crock Pot Chili goes great with this Cornbread recipe!