I just found out that this week is National Chili week and by surprise I actually made a big batch of chili. I love when these kind of coincidences happen. This chili is the kind fo chili that will warm you heart and soul.
My chili is thick, hearty and has a great smoky flavor. I made it on Saturday night in my new Crock-Pot and when I woke up my chili was ready for me. Now I didn’t eat my chili for breakfast, but I did make it for my Monday night dinner. Chili is amazing when it sits for a day because the flavors really come together.
The Tex Mex Chili is made with ground beef, black beans, corn onion, green chili’s, Anaheim peppers, jalapeno and chipolte in Adobo Sauce. I thought it would be really spicy but it’s not, it’s simply perfect for the chili lover in your life. The chili has the kind of constancy of the chili you would top on hot dogs.
To make my chili I used my brand new Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker is WeMo® enabled. This Crock-Pot is amazing! It has its own app on it so I can control my Crock-Pot from my phone. If I am running late, I can just set my Crock-Pot to warm. Plus I can also use the timer button on my app to start my Crock-Pot when I needed to or set the timer for when I wanted it to finish. I thought that was the coolest thing. What will technology come up with next? If you don’t happen to have a smart phone you can also manually control the buttons by a simple touch of a button You have 4 settings, off, high, low and warm. I highly recommend the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker is WeMo® enabled.
- 1 lbs. ground beef, lean
- 1 cup onions, diced small
- 1 large anheim pepper, seeded, diced small
- 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced smal
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
- 4 oz can green chilis
- 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup corn, frozen
- 1 - 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I used 3)
- 2 tbsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. ancho chili powder
- ¼ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. ground pepper
- ½ tsp. salt
- Cook ground beef until no longer pink; drain the fat.
- In the crockpot add ground beef and remaining ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 - 5 hours
- Top chili with cilantro and cheddar cheese if desired.
I just love my chili and my family did too! Plus I love my new Crock-Pot! It’s so much fun using my app to control it.
You can find more information and a demo for the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker is WeMo® enabled at the following links:
Have a fantastic day!