Michelle H. shared a link on All Recipes for a chili recipe. She tweaked it after reading some of the reviews. It is my go to chili recipe now.
1 pound lean ground beef and 1 pound of sausage (I did 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef, and 1/2 lb sausage)
1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (I only used a pinch of cayenne pepper as we have two young children. Even 1/16 teaspoon will make it spicy. Use how you like it)
2 cups canned red beans, drained and rinsed.
Place ground beef (and sausage if you wish to use it) in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Cook on high in slow cooker for 4 hours. Michelle makes her chili the night before and then lets it simmer during the day. Both turn out great.
- I serve this either with tortilla chips or corn bread.