Bodacious Crockpot Chili with Beans (Gold Bag)
Darn, you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to make dinner. Take a few moments and fry up some meat and vegetables and chunk it all in a crockpot. Add the broth plus the little Gold Bag of powder and give it a good stir. Set the timer on medium and head out the door. It will cook away for 4 to 5 hours and be ready when you get home.
- 1 ½ pounds hamburger, chili grind chuck preferred
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or lard
- 1 small white onion chopped
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 8 ounces canned tomatoes drained & chopped
- 7 ounces El Pato, or tomato sauce
- ¼ cup Bodacious Chili Powder Gold Bag is perfect size
- ½ teaspoon lime juice fresh preferred
- 1 cup cooked pinto beans
- salt as needed (I use Real Salt)
Prewarm crockpot on low/medium. Cover to conserve heat.
Heat a skillet, on the stove, until a drop of water quickly sizzles away.
Add the vegetable oil, stir to coat the bottom.
Add the hamburger and brown for about two minutes
Add the onion and stir until the onion is limp or somewhat clear.
Remove from the skillet and drain off fat.
Add meat mixture to warmed crockpot.
Turn crockpot up to high heat.
Add beef broth and chicken broth, canned tomatoes, El Pato tomato sauce
Stir to combine all ingredients
Cover and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors.
Add Gold Bag of Bodacious Chili Powder; stir well.
Cook in crockpot on high for at least two hours (see Notes).
Add lime juice; stir thoroughly.
Taste for flavor and add Real Salt if needed (see Note).
Use extra chicken broth if needed.
Serve it up. I usually have cornbread and soft butter, maybe some tortilla chips and a small dish of sour cream.
Notes: If you are going to be gone for a few hours then cook on medium heat. It should be just right when you get back to the kitchen.
Real Salt is available at Nellie’s Pantry.