Main Dishes

BBQ Chili in the Slow Cooker

One of my favorite things to make is chili. There are so many variations to it…it’s like a blank canvas that you can paint however you want.  Since I love barbecue sauce, I decided to make a BBQ Chili.  It has all of the usual suspects…ground beef, beans, onions, spices, but I added some barbecue sauce and some corn to give it a different twist.  It’s hearty, healthy, comforting, and really good!

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can black beans
1 small can kidney beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 can light beer
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 ¼ cup BBQ sauce
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 ½ tsp. cumin
1 ½ tsp. paprika
1 ½ tsp. salt

Optional Toppings:  cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions

Directions:

Brown the beef in a skillet over medium heat.  Drain the beef and transfer to a slow cooker.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 5 ½ -6 hours.  Spoon into a bowl, throw some toppings on it if you feel the urge, and enjoy!

Super easy, super delicious!

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