...incredibly simple slow cooker chili...
Here's an incredibly easy recipe to throw (literally) into your slow cooker and let hang out for 8 hours. As much as I love cooking, I love knowing dinner is already taken care of, and that I don't need to worry about being in the kitchen around 5 or 6 o'clock. This recipe hails from Southern Living yet again and uses one of those chili seasoning packs. A package I know I've said, "gross. I'm not using that." Well kids, I did. The chili was good, simple, and that's what I was looking for- chili packet and all.
Here's the recipe, loosely adapted from Southern Living.
2 lb. ground beef (I used organic)
2 T. vegetable oil
3 15 ounce cans of black beans
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 4.5 ounce cans chopped green chilies (I got mild this time..)
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic from a jar
1 12 oz can beer- I used Yuengling since we don't really love to drink it
1 package Tex-Mex chili seasoning
In a large skillet saute up the beef until it's browned and crumbly. Place in the slow cooker then add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover, and put on low for 8 hours. It's that simple. This blend had a nice heat, without being too spicy. Easy peasy.