My parents were coming because we were going to go on a West Wing tour (it got canceled but rescheduled) I gave my dad the option of poppy seed chicken or chili and yay he picked chili.
This was so easy. I tossed it together Friday night - and got up Sat and put it in the crockpot and forgot about it.
By some standards I cheated - I used the McCormick chili seasoning packet. I just needed quick , easy and cheap.
2 lbs of beef ( I actually used 2.5 lbs)
1 Package of McCormick chili seasoning
2 cans (14 oz) Diced tomatoes ( I used petite dice because I don't like whole tomato chunks)
2 cans (16 oz) kidney beans, drained ( I used one of the large cans of Dark kidney beans)
1 can (15.5 oz) tomato sauce
Brown the meat and season with onion and garlic powder. Drain the meat and combine everything together in crockpot. I refrigerated over night and got up and put it on high for 3 hours, then I switched it to low for the next 2. If I was going to be cooking it all day I would have just put it on low for 8-10 hours. Spoon into a bowl, and eat with toppings of choice.
Brown the ground beef
cook for at least 4 -5 hours
hot sauce, sour cream, cheese, fritos and corn muffins - pick your toppings
This was super easy to make which is great because I had to clean the apartment- it was nice to set it and forget it. This was good for lunch on Monday and also on hotdogs for dinner the other night.