Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crock Pot Chili

One of our traditions is to have Chili on New Year's Eve. Normally, it is the chili is PERFECT. It is easy to throw in the crock pot and let it cook all day until you are ready to eat. It makes a lot and is a crowd-pleaser. With all of the toppings, your guests can make it any way they want AND as hot as they want (I like my chili BLAZING hot...but others in my family think I'm crazy :)

Crock Pot Chili

This recipe is free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish

Wick Fowler's Chili Mix (Use 1/4 of red pepper,1/4 of paprika / do NOT use salt packet/ mix masa w/ 1/4 c. Hot water & mix in at the end to thicken if desired...but this can be omitted)
*Ingredients in Wick Fowlers Chili Mix: Chili Pepper, Masa Flour, Salt, Onion, Cumin, Paprika, Red Pepper, Oregano, Garlic.
Carroll Shelby's Chili Kit (Use 1/4 of cayenne pepper /do NOT use salt packet/ mix masa w/ 1/4 c. of HOT water & mix in at the end to thicken if desired...but this can be omitted)
*Ingredients in Carroll Shelby's Chili Kit: corn masa flour, ground chili peppers, salt, garlic, cumin oregano, onion, paprika, cayenne pepper
2-3 lbs. stew meat (cut into small bite size pieces) *I have found that it is easier to cut meat if it is partially frozen.
1 bunch of green onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers (cored & seeded) * if you want more heat, add the core in! Watch though, it can get HOT quickly! If some like it hotter, you can serve chopped jalapenos on the side.
1 green bell pepper
4 or 5 cloves garlic, pressed
1-28 oz can diced tomatoes
2-15 oz cans chili beans (OR you can use dried kidney beans and cook them according to the directions on the package if you prefer)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire (contains fish and sometimes soy...omit if needed)
pinch of sugar
salt to taste (this is optional)

Put all ingredients (except chili beans) in crock pot on low for 8 hours. Add beans the last hour. If you want your chili thicker, add the corn masa (and follow the directions on box) towards the end. *Also, I have found that cooking the chili with the lid off during the last hour, thickens it up. Serve w/ corn muffins or corn bread

Optional Toppings
avocado, diced
onions, chopped
chopped jalapeno
green onions (scallions), chopped
cilantro, coarsely chopped
Frito's Chips
Tabasco or Hot Sauce

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  1. Just had to share that I tried your mom's cranberry relish. That part of the meal isn't always my favorite but I found cranberries at 49 cents a bag, so I thought I'd give it a go. It was deee...lish!

    Since I don't bump into her too often, please tell her I said thanks!

    Happy New Year to you and your boys!

  2. So glad you liked the recipe! I will tell her. My boys LOVE cranberry relish!


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