Everybody who tries this chili loves it. The girls at work always like when I bring leftovers in! Everyone takes a copy of this recipe.
- Mix together seasoning mix.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. (You will only use 3 tsp in this recipe - save the rest for next time!).
- In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink.
- Add onion and 3 tsp of seasoning mix.
- In Crock-Pot, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, one can of beans and two more teaspoons of seasoning mix.
- Place the other can of beans in a blender and process until smooth.
- Add beans and meat to the crock pot.
- Stir together.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
This was super great chili! I have my own tried and true recipe, but I figured I would try this since I needed to use the crock-pot. Well, my family flipped over it and my husband said I outdid myself! (I explained that I couldn't take the credit!) I used small white beans and light kidney beans for the puree. I didn't put them in the blender, instead I put them in the crock-pot first and mushed them up with a potato masher. I love this part of the recipe, because my family is getting more fiber and they don't have a clue! I have never used cumin or coriander and was worried they might be too strong but the chili tasted like...well...Chili! Thanks so much for sharing! P.S. I used 2 lbs. of ground beef...otherwise, didn't change a thing. NOTE: The spice mix makes enough for at least two batches of chili.
Wow! I love finding a good chili recipe and the concept of this one got my attention. The basic recipe is very good as is, however, I did make several changes to suit my tastes in a chili. The seasoning mix is very good and I used as is. To make the meat mixture I added 1lb of chopped sirloin, 1/2 lb groung turkey, a cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of green pepper, and 1/4 cup of jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped) when browning the meat. Then added 3 cloves of fresh chopped garlic to the meat during the last minute of browning to release some flavor. When assembling in the crock pot I substituded spicy V8 for the tomato juice (I like to know I get some kick in any chili), added 2 shots of expresso, and a tablespoon of chopped semi-sweet chocoIate. At the end I added another teaspoon of cumin and cayanne after putting all ingredients in crock pot to add some heat and get more of a smoke flavor going. Pureeing the beans made a big difference in the texture; great idea. When pureeing I drained the beans and added a tablespoon of chili sauce to loosen up the mixture. The basic recipe as is is very good and has great texture. EXCELLENT RECIPE!
I was recently asked to make chili for a chili cook-off at work. I searched the internet and this one had such good reviews I had to try it. I didn't change a thing, except doubled the recipe. I work in a hospital and there was a monetary first prize and my pride on the line. I won! Thanks Debbie