Mama's Test Kitchen: Slow Cooker Beef & Sausage Chili
I made chili for the first time in my life this weekend. I followed this recipe, but made some minor adjustments. It was super easy and the result was some yummy and hearty chili right at home!
Here is how I did it:
1. Brown beef (3/4 pound) and sausage (1/2 pound) in a skillet over medium heat.
2. Dump all ingredients -- meat, 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce, 1/2 (28 ounce) can diced tomato, 2 (15 ounce) red kidney beans, 1 (15 ounce) Great Northern beans, 1 chopped onion, 2 Tbs chili powder, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 Tbs garlic powder, 1/2 Tbs ground cumin, 1 pinch black pepper, and salt to taste -- in the slow cooker. Mix well.
3. Set it (low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours) and forget it!
That's it! Serve with tortilla chips or corn bread.
Luke's only suggestion for improvement is more meat next time so if you are making it, considering adding more meat. I will definitely make it again and freeze it if we don't eat it all at once next time.
This picture has nothing to do with chili, but these two played together so well on this mostly indoor weekend. All smiles and hardly any arguments. They brighten up these cold dreary January days :)