This chili recipe is not the quick kind, in fact it’s more like a two day event! I like to use dry beans since canned contain so many ingredients I cannot pronounce and there can be too much sodium. Plus, using dry allows me to season them as they soak and subsequently cook.
Lori’s Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
First, rinse the beans thoroughly and place in the slow cooker. Cover with water 2 inches above the beans and let soak overnight.
Brown the ground beef in a large sauce pan, drain and put in the slow cooker. I used 97% lean ground beef. It is more expensive, but I think the flavor is worth it. Stir in the beef and simmer for another 2 hours before serving. Every 30 minutes or so, take a bite to see if it’s to your liking. Some of the flavors, especially jalapenos, get hotter as they cook so taste test it initially and then as you go along. You may need to add a bit more Chalula, water if it’s too thick, salt or pepper. It’s up to you.
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