Friday, August 26, 2011

Crock-Pot Taco Chili

This recipe is one that I made by cutting and pasting parts of multiple recipes until I had one that fit my taste. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients (play with them if you want, add things you like and omit things that you don't like!)
  • 1lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 2 cans of beans, drained (which ever you like best ... try pinto beans, dark red kidney beans or black beans)
  • 1 can of diced or crushed tomatoes (I like petite diced tomatoes)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 c or one packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 T butter
Garnishes: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped onion, chopped tomato, jalapenos,  any of your favorite taco or chili toppings!
  1. Brown meat and drain.
  2. Place all ingredients except butter and garnishes in crock-pot and cook on low or 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Before serving, sample your chili.  If the acidity from the tomatoes is too strong, add the tablespoon of butter to cut through it.
  4. Top with your favorite garnishes!
Great side option for this dish is a cheese quesadilla!  My family loves them and they are super easy to make!  Just place a tortilla in a skillet, cover 1/2 of it with shredded cheese and taco sauce or salsa if you like.  Fold over and lightly brown on both sides!

This recipe with serve approximately 6, depending on portion sizes.

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