Crockpot Chili

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey (can substitute Boca Crumbles to make this a vegetarian dish)
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto or black beans (optional)
  • 1 can stewed or peeled tomatoes (fire roasted are really nice if you can find them)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 – 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper (optional)
  • Chili powder (to taste)
  • Cumin (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

PREPARATION

Brown the ground beef (or turkey) with the onions (finely chopped) and olive oil. (Note: when using Boca Crumbles, no need to “brown” first – just add to the crockpot frozen and they will thaw/cook in the crockpot just fine. Add salt and pepper to taste.) Put the browned meat into a 3 quart crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high for 3-4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours). I recommend adding in the spices slowly over the course of cooking and tasting to see if you would like more. For me I added about 3-4 tsp of chili powder and about 1-2 tsp of cumin.

Makes 2-4 servings of chili.