Monday, November 16, 2015

Hillary's Chili

I got this recipe from my friend Hillary.  It is so good!  It is sweet and tangy.  Delicious!!!

1 lb bacon, cooked, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 lb pork sausage (recipe calls for 1 lb)
1 lb ground beef
1 onion (cook with ground beef)
1 red, yellow, or green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1-28 oz can chili beans in mild sauce (2 small cans)
2-15 oz can great northern beans, drained
1-15 oz can crushed tomatoes (2 c. fresh, pureed)
1-14 oz can tomato sauce  (2 small cans)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbs red chili powder
1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup ketchup
about 1 c brown sugar
about 8 oz water (tomato sauce can)

In large fry pan cook bacon until crispy, cut in bite-sized pieces, place in crock pot.  Next, cook sausage, drain, place in crock pot, then cook ground beef with onion, drain, place in crock pot (can probably do sausage and ground beef together.)  Add the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low at least 6 hours.  About 10-12 servings

*I modified the meat by not adding bacon and using about 3/4 lb sausage, 3/4 lb ground turkey, and 1/2 lb ground beef.  It turned out just great!