Kevin’s Chili in the crock pot
2 lbs meat of your choice
-I used 1lb ground turkey, and 1lb ground hot Italian sausage
2 cans red kidney beans
1 can white kidney beans
2 28oz cans Muir Glen crushed tomatoes with basil
2 14oz cans Muir Glen diced tomatoes
1 can Muir Glen tomato paste
1 large red onion. Chopped
1 head garlic( 8-10 cloves), or to taste. Peeled and smashed
2 chipotles in adobo. Diced.
Red pepper flakes
6 tbls chili powder
2 tbls ground cumin
1 tbls coriander
2 tbls whole fennel seeds
2 tbls paprika
Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan to just above medium. Add red pepper flakes and sauté for 30 seconds. Add meat and brown the meat just until carbon begins to form. While the meat is browning, gather the spices and mix them together. Put tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, and chipotles into the crock pot. When meat is done add to pot. Add spices and stir to combine. Cover the crock pot and set to high for 2 ½ hours. Drain and rinse the beans and add to the pot. Cook for another 30 minutes.
A family tradition with chili that goes back as far as I can remember is to put a bed of Fritos on a plate and put the chili over them. Then top with grated cheese, green onion, olives and anything else you think would be good.
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