Chili (not store-bought) in a Crockpot

At lunch on Sunday, Trent’s aunt revealed a big secret: the crock pot chili she served her daughter’s husband the first time he came to their home was store bought chili that she just put in a crockpot. Hilarious! This story was particularly funny to me because I have totally  never done anything something like that before!

I have been “making” this really awesome potato salad for years. It goes like this: I go to the Publix deli. They put the potato salad in a plastic container, which I pay for. I take it home. I dump the contents of the plastic container into a Pyrex dish (because everyone knows if it’s in Pyrex, it’s homemade). I hide the evidence of my crime plastic container at the bottom of the trash. Voila! Potato salad! I get compliments on it all the time.

But that’s not how I make chili. If you’ve read my blog entry Cinna-POW-der, you know we made chili Monday night (if you haven’t read it, you should because it’s ridiculous!).  I taught Trent my easy but totally yummy recipe:

How to do it:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (SN: Trent’s been getting the “pink sticker” special on ground beef lately–97% lean for less that $2.00/lb!)
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can Great Northern beans

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2 responses to “Chili (not store-bought) in a Crockpot

  1. Kat

    HA! I’ve been making Pot Roast that way for years. Buy the Hormel pre-cooked, put it in pyrex dish, stick in oven, hide the evidence! The one time Hubby saw the package he refused to eat it but hasn’t figured out the difference since!

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