This is the chili recipe my mom has been making for our family since I was a child. Needless to say, it’s my favorite! I’m not a fan of overly saucy or heavy chili, and this recipe hits the spot. It’s hearty and comforting, but not weighed down with a whole bunch of unnecessary ingredients. I usually fix a batch in the crockpot before I leave for work in the morning. The only thing better than coming home to the smell of chili simmering is coming home to a wholesome dinner cooked and ready to go!
If you use lean grass feed/organic ground beef (which I highly suggest), there’s no need to drain it before adding to the crock pot. This recipe is easily doubled, which I recommend you do if feeding more than two people.
This recipe is:
Mom’s Famous Chili
• 1-1.5 lbs ground beef
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 can kidney beans
• 1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
• 1 bay leaf
• 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1. Saute beef and onions over medium high heat until browned. Remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.
2. Combine all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours.