Welcome to My Family Thyme! I am so honored to be joining a very talented and fun group of ladies for the Bloggers Best Chili Cookoff.
Did you realize that Halloween is on a Monday this year? Now, I don’t know about you, but I will be working during the day. Then when we all get home, it will be a mad rush for my family to have dinner, get costumes on, and head out for trick or treat. Yes, even my teenagers still love to dress up for Halloween. 🙂
So what’s for dinner?
Chili! Actually…this amazing crockpot chili!
It is the perfect meal to throw in the Crockpot in the morning and enjoy later in the evening. This is the easiest and most delicious recipe for chili. The longer it cooks, the more the flavors blend together, and the better it is. 🙂
This chili is a favorite during the week when my Crockpot becomes a permanent fixture on the counter. There is nothing like coming home to dinner done.
For this chili, you will need 2 pounds of ground beef. I like to use lean, organic grass-fed beef, but any ground beef will work just fine. You will also need 1/2 of a yellow onion, 1 can of dark red kidney beans, and 1 can of light red kidney beans, 1-15 ounce can of tomato sauce, 1-8 ounce can of tomato sauce, 1 cup of salsa, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt, along with 2 packets of mild chili seasoning. I have made my own chili seasoning in the past, but sometimes the packets are just easier. When I have measured it out, it was equivalent to about 4 tablespoons.
First, brown the ground beef and onion until cooked through. Drain any excess grease. Pour the beef and onion mixture into your Crockpot. Then just add remaining ingredients. I don’t drain the kidney beans as the liquid is full of flavor. Finally, let the Crockpot do the work. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Serve with some sour cream, cheddar cheese, and maybe some green onion.
Oh, and don’t forget the cornbread.
Yes, it’s going to be a delicious dinner.
And a Happy Halloween!
I hope you give this a try and let me know how you like it!
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- ½ yellow onion
- 1 can dark red kidney beans
- 1 can light red kidney beans
- 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 cup of salsa
- 2 packets of mild chili seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Brown the ground beef and onion.
- Cook thoroughly and drain excess grease.
- Place beef mixture in the crockpot.
- Add beans, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning, and garlic salt.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.