Okay, so quite obviously we are just loving the fall! From the crisp fall temperatures, bonfires, football, and pumpkin everything we are just so happy!! Today, we wanted to share our go-to fall lunch/dinner that is perfect (and soooooo easy) if you’re having a crowd over for an evening bonfire or an afternoon football game. (WHO DEY BY THE WAY 5-0??!!!!!) We totally think you should make a big batch of it this weekend!! We have both been making different versions of this chili for a couple falls/winters now and we’ve tweaked the recipe to what we think is perfection. And guys it is literally five ingredients you just dump into your crock pot!! HELLO!
So here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb cooked ground meat of your choice (we either use ground turkey or grass fed ground beef)
- 5-6 cans of beans of your choice (we used 1 can pinto beans, 1 can spicy black beans, 1 can hot chili beans, 1 can great northern white chili beans, and 1 can kidney beans)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1-2 cans tomato sauce (depending on how thick you want it)
- 1 packet chili seasoning (we use Kroger brand)
- 1 tbs red pepper flakes (if you don’t like it spicy you can half this amount or omit it altogether)
- Garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste
- Top with your favorite toppings! Ours included sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chili cheese Fritos for some extra crunch
Here’s how you do it:
Brown your ground beef/turkey and place the cooked meat in the crock pot, dump all your cans of beans (we drained and rinsed the plain beans but the chili or spice beans we just threw in), tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, seasoning packet, and additional seasonings in the crock pot and place on low to warm it slowly or high to warm it quickly. It will warm up in about 2 hours on high and 4 hours on low.
Let us know if you make this chili recipe and how you like it! We’d love to know if you added or mixed and matched any of the ingredients, too! Enjoy and WHO DEEEEYYY!
PS: How much do you love the gold color-blocked plate!? We’re throwing it back to remind you of this fun post we did back in the winter!