Slow Cooker Chili

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Serves 12

Spice mixture

  • 3 tbsp favorite chili powder
  • 3 tbsp New Mexico-style or a medium to hot chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Chili

  • 2 lbs beef sirloin or chuck, trimmed of fat
  • 1 large onion, peeled, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, washed, cored, chopped
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 cans (15 1/2 oz.) hot or mild chili beans
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes with their liquid
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) less sodium beef broth
  1. In a small bowl, mix all the spice mixture ingredients; set aside.
  2. Place the beef in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting into pieces.
  3. Meanwhile,, chop the onions and green pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of canola oil. Add the onions, and saute about 5-8 minutes. Add the green pepper and garlic, and continue cooking another 8 minutes. While the onions and green pepper cook, remove the meat from the freezer and dice it into small pieces.
  4. Place the onion mixture into a slow cooker. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of canola oil to the skillet and use medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, add the beef pieces to the skillet. Brown the meat on all sides. Sprinkle with a few tbsp of the spice mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Add the seasoned meat to the slow cooker. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and half the beef broth and the remaining spice mixture. If the mixture seems to too thick, add more beef broth to desired consistency.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is very tender. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve topped with shredded cheese and sliced greens and with corn bread.

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