Monday, January 15, 2007

Happy MLK Day!

I'm making a big pot of Chili in the crock pot. Since Sarah posts such great recipes, I'll post mine for crock pot chili.
I used to call it Ten Can/Tin Can Chili, but now I use more frozen things so, it isn't all cans. ( I have, however, literally used ten tin cans for this...)

Fill crock pot, as big as you want with

1 lb. ground meat, browned (or more if you want it very meaty)
canned tomatoes, corn, beans, etc.
frozen onion, pepper, corn, etc.

add spices: Chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic (powder or chopped), black peper, etc.

That's it.

Obviously, it turns out a bit differently each time. I don't have such a discriminating palate that I really care how much of each spice I use. My family is used to it. Dave, graciously, often tells me, I think this is the best batch you ever made!

Kroger has a frozen combo of onion and red, green and yellow peppers. I buy it for $1 a bag on sale. MUCH easier and cheaper than fresh peppers. And, from what I've read, frozen veggies are just as good or better than fresh for cooking.

The leftovers go into the freezer for quick meals on busy days. I often serve it over rice or cornbread.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Yummy! I'm making chili and cornbread tomorrow night and will follow your crock-pot recipe! Thanks!