Friday, July 8, 2011

How to make the world's best chili

Ok, maybe I'm a little biased. But it's pretty good. You're gonna need a crockpot.

You'll also need:
1 lb of ground meat (lean beef, turkey, chicken, whatever)
1 8 0z can of tomato sauce
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2-3 cans of beans, drained (I use 1 white, 1 red, and 1 black)
1 can of corn, drained
1 small can of green chilies or jalepenos
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
red chili powder (to taste)
ground cumin (to taste)

Brown the ground beef. Throw everything into the crockpot. Mix it up really well. Turn the crockpot on "low" and cook for 5-6 hours. Serve it however you like to eat chili--we put shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) on top.

This is great to make over the weekend and then eat the leftovers all week for lunch. It's South Beach Diet friendly, even in phase 1, if you don't put the corn in (or you can just cheat and eat the corn, I won't tell). You can also make it vegetarian if you don't put in the meat (um, duh) and add 1-2 more cans of beans.

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