cans "chili beans" (I use generic or name brand. They're all good.)
(not drained - dump in the whole can) (not kidney beans or pinto beans
but the cans that say "chili beans"- I use ALDI)
2 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce (generic is fine here as well)
all the ingredients in the pot or crockpot, give it a good stir. (If
your meat is precooked and frozen, thaw in the microwave a few minutes
so you can stir all the ingredients before it starts cooking.)You can
cook this on top of the stove for 30 minutes to an hour, or cook in the
crockpot on low however long you want (mine has to cook 8-10 hours)
since all of the "ingredients" are already prepared and fully cooked.
friend adds a packet of chili mix to hers, but I like my chili a little
more tomato-y and it works fine for me without, so I just don't use
any. The "chili" beans have plenty of seasoning in them and the chili
will still be seasoned and taste strongly of "chili".
think you could play with this recipe and add tomatoes, green pepper,
salsa, or whatever you like to add to your favorite chili recipe.