Super Bowl Award Winning Chili Beans
|Serves:||6 to 8|
|Cooking Method:||Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot|
|1 1/2-2 lb||lean ground beef or turkey. (beef was used in the cook off)|
|1-2 can(s)||s&w chili beans or pinto beans, add 1 can of black beans for variety and a larger pot of chili. (i prefer the 50% less sodium)|
|1 can(s)||s&w kidney beans (store brand is fine for all the beans)|
|1-2 can(s)||diced tomatoes with green chilies or mexican style. (for a larger pot of chili, add 2 cans of tomatoes)|
|1 1/4 can(s)||14 oz. tomato sauce|
|1 small||can tomato paste with italian seasoning|
|1 can(s)||7 oz. green chilies, diced|
|1||red bell pepper|
|1 medium||yellow onion, diced|
|1 tsp||garlic, minced (from jar)|
|1/4 c||mezzetta tamed jalapenos (jar), minced|
|2 Tbsp||chili powder|
|1 1/2-2 tsp||ground cumin|
|1/2 tsp||mexican oregano|
|1/2-1 tsp||cayenne pepper, optional|
|salt & pepper, optional, or to taste|
My personal recipe for spicy chili beans won a "Chili Cook Off" at a Super Bowl party. There were 10 crock pots full of chili in the cook off, mine took first place! Most people think that these chili beans have just the right amount of kick! The flavor of these beans are really good, even if you choose to omit or reduce the amount of cayenne pepper if you prefer milder chili beans. When making a larger pot of chili beans, use the larger quantities of ingredients, less quantity, the lesser side of ingredients.
Just the right balance of heat and flavor. A wonderfully solid chili for the hearty eaters in your life.
Salt & pepper to taste. Add Mexican oregano and stir to blend.
If you have time to tend to the beans you can leave them in the stock pot. Let the chili beans simmer for 1-2 hours. Make sure to stir periodically. Otherwise, put the chili mixture & beans into a slow cooker for 4 - 6 hours on low, then on warm until ready to serve.
Steps 1 , 2 & 3 are done in a large skillet or large saute pan instead of a stock pot.
Pour the ingredients into slow cooker or crockpot and continue with steps 4 & 5.