Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crockpot kind of night

Fall is not really fall in Florida.
It’s more like wham bam winter is here kind of fall.
While the rest of the world is enjoying changing leaves and crisp cool nights,
we are enjoying the heat and humidity of the summer sting.
The equation is something like this:
8 months of summer + 2 weeks of fall + 3 1/2 months of something called winter = One long season of  hot!
Back to the subject at hand. While we do not have a long fall, I long for fall to stick around.
The other night I put a big pot of chili in the crock pot to simmer for dinner.
The recipe is easy and a skinny original!
You will need:
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can mild chili beans (or kidney beans)
1 10oz can mild Rotel diced tomatoes (or Del monte zesty diced tomatoes with green chilies)
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 small onion – diced
1/2 bell pepper – diced
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1.  Brown  your ground beef with onions and diced peppers.
2.  Add all other ingredients and let simmer on low for 4-6 hours. That is it - seriously!
Serve it up with cheese, sour cream, red onions and crackers! Enjoy!

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