I love Chili, but not too hot or spicy,for those that like to burn their stomach lining I leave hot pepper flakes and tobasco at hand. Whenever it is cold out, or snowing especially I get the urge to make a crock pot of my own version of chili. My kids love it, and you can freeze it for a later date.
1chop the onion, and garlic and brown in the olive oil until soft.Chop the cilantro and saute for a few seconds to release the oil in the leaves.
2Add the ground beef, or ground turkey and brown. Add 1/4 c of water, the chili seasoning mix and the jar of salsa and simmer for 15 min.
3Stir and add the cans of tomato, kidney and pinto beans and mix together. Pour it all in a crock pot and cook on low for about two hours. You can leave it up to 4 hours but add some water to it so it does not reduce down and burn.
4Top with oyster crackers, saltines or crushed Frito's or tortia chips and enjoy!