Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!
I’m here with the easiest chili you ever did make with one secret ingredient!
Truly this is the favorite chili ever and since yesterday was the first day of Fall (and it actually felt like it here in NC) I thought it only fitting to make some to celebrate!
I take it ALL back, though! I was wishing for fall and I woke up again cold this morning so I’m taking it all back :)
1 lb. ground beef
1 14.5 oz.can dark red kidney beans, rinsed
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I use name brand as this is one item I don’t think the store brands are quite as good)
1 14.5 oz. can of water
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 pkg chili seasoning (brand and flavor is your preference, I use original)
1/2 of 1 large onion, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar **secret ingredient :)
***Serves four but if you are making it for more or to freeze just double the recipe***
Brown beef and drain. Add all ingredients into the crockpot except for the brown sugar. If you want it ready in a couple hours set crockpot to high and cook until bubbly and beans are tender. To slow cook set your crockpot on low for approximately 4-5 hours. Time will vary depending on how hot your crockpot gets but just test it out. About 20 minutes before serving stir in the brown sugar. The brown sugar doesn’t make the chili sweet but I think it cuts the smoky/salty flavor just enough! If you prefer it a little more spicy just add a dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Top with sour cream, shredded cheese, chives and tortilla chips or cornbread.
This is so easy and I even send it with little man for lunch in his thermos and he loves it!
I hope you enjoy and have a lovely day!
Make sure to check back tomorrow for my fall home tour
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