Cook all day Chili, or not!

Some of you have let me know how much you like the “Wednesday Dinners” I’ve been posting, so I’ll share another with you :)

In honor of the record low temperatures we had last night here in Florida(39 degrees), I give you…..

Cook all Day, or Not Chili

Easy, and fast Chili.

Start by browning 2 pounds of ground beef or venision.

While browning the meat you can add 3 cloves of minced garlic and 1 onion, diced.  Or you can choose the path of least resistance (like your’s truly) and add some onion and garlic powder in a minute.

While the meat is browning, gather the following items…


1-8 ounce can of tomato sauce

1-14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes

2-14.5 ounce cans of Italian-style diced tomatoes

1-15 ounce can Kidney beans

1-15 ounce can Pinto beans

(No, I am not on Publix’s payroll, and yes I do still shop there, even though they haven’t responded about my petition.)

Once the meat is nice and brown, dump it into a crock pot and add all of the above.

Then, add:

(if you chose the path of least resistance)  3/4tsp.  garlic powder and 1 tsp. of onion powder

1 cup water

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

You can also add 1 tablespoon of hot pepper sauce, but I don’t.  Mr. Overkill and I add our hot sauce individually.  Why???  Cause he can’t handle it.

No, I jest, it’s for the kiddos, of course!

The beauty of this dish is, now everything is cooked and you only need to heat it through.  Me, I dumped it in the crock pot and set it on high, because I need it to be hot in about 2 hours.  You could set it on low and let it cook all day, or you could even heat it on the stove top.  A must have with this one though is saltine crackers, and/or corn bread.  YUM!

One thing I haven’t mentioned about most of these “crock pot” meals is that they stay warm well.  By that I mean that the kiddos and I can eat at 5:00, and head out for church.  Then, when Mr. OK gets home later, it’s still warm, not cold and mushy.

Isn’t it pretty?  I know, I’m weird. I think some food’s are really beautiful, like stuffing, but that’s another post :)

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Anna October 29, 2008 at 10:40 pm

I’ve had this chili and it’s really, really good!!!


dbrown June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I agree and this  is beautiful. Thanks for recipe.


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