Friday, February 1, 2013

Classic Slow-Cooker Chili

Here's an uber-classic for your Super Bowl Sunday.

Super easy so you don't have to spend too much time in preparation, something you can walk away from and not worry about. 

Super tasty.
Super customizable. Make it as spicy as you want!

Set up a toppings bar with shredded cheddar, chopped green onions, light sour cream or Greek yogurt, and avocado slices. A little something for everyone!

Whatever you do, don't forget the Fritos scoops. 

Classic Slow-Cooker Chili:
1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dried black beans, sorted and rinsed
3/4 cup dried red kidney beans, sorted and rinsed
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2-3 cups beef stock or broth
1-2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
1-2 teaspoons ground red pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Layer all ingredients in a large slow-cooker, adding just enough beef broth to make the beans float. I prefer a thick chili and tend to add just about 2 cups of stock. Stir all ingredients to combine and cover. 

Cook on low for 8 hours or on low for 6 hours. After about 4 hours, check the consistency and beans for doneness, adding more stock if necessary.

Grab a bowl and a seat for the game!

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