Super Easy Chili - A Fall Favorite!
This is one of our favorite chili recipes, and goes great in a crockpot so you can set it up in the morning and have dinner ready when you get home! Be warned it does make a large amount, which we love because it gives us some leftovers and also freezes really well for use later. But if you would prefer a smaller portion you should be able to halve the ingredients and get the same great chili!
2 pounds C&F Farms ground beef
1 whole sweet onion – chopped
1 whole bell pepper – chopped
3-4 whole jalapeno peppers – chopped
8 cloves of garlic - minced
5 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
4 bay leaves
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
2 – 15oz cans tomato sauce
2 cans kidney beans
1 can white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion and bell peppers.
Saute for about 5 minutes, or until beef is browned.
Drain fat from pan.
Once drained of the fat, add the ground beef, onions, and peppers to your crockpot.
Add jalapenos, garlic, diced tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans to crockpot and stir well to combine.
Add chili powder, cumin, and bay leaves to chili.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Set crockpot on low and let cook for 6-8 hours, or 3-4 on high, stirring occasionally.
Serve with your favorite chili toppings and a nice big slice of cornbread!
*Note: you can remove the seeds from jalapenos to reduce the heat a little bit. Of course if you prefer a milder chili you can eliminate the jalapenos all together.