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chili

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Instead of a “soup” as part of our “Soup Sunday Chronicles”, I decided to make my go-to slow cooker chili.  This is probably the easiest chili recipe ever!  Check out the recipe below and let me know your thoughts!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cans (15 ounces each) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained (I like to use the kind with zesty green chili’s added)
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1 to 2 teaspoons dry hot mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 to 2 dried hot chili peppers (optional)

Directions:
Cook and stir ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic in large skillet until meat is browned and onion in tender.  Drain the fat and discard.

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Transfer mixture to 5-quart Crock Pot or Slow Cooker.  Add beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes with juice, chili powder, mustard, basil, black pepper and chili peppers, if desired; mix well.  Cover and cook on LOW 8-10 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours.  If used, remove chili peppers before serving.

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Note: When cooking with my Slow Cooker, I use the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner Bags for easy clean up (my grocery store, Giant, almost ALWAYS has them on sale!).  I hate scrubbing the insert after food has been cooking all day in it and the bag makes for VERY easy clean up!

Enjoy!
xox jess

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