Wednesday, November 7, 2012

5 Minute Chili Recipe

Welcome, Kelly's Korner friends!

Sometimes, you just need a quick dinner idea. And Monday was one of those times. 
 
 I usually go through my fridge/pantry on Monday mornings to see what I'm going to cook for the week. I was crazy busy yesterday, and needed to just throw something together really quick. 
 

 
And 5 Minute Chili was born! Literally, it took me 5 minutes to put this in your slow cooker and let it do its thing. This is a perfect recipe for crazy days! 
 
5 Minute Chili 
 
 Ingredients
 
3 cans diced Tomatoes (I used the flavored with onion and garlic kind)
1 can tomatoes and green chilies
1 can Chili Beans
1 can Chick Peas
1.5 lbs Ground Beef, cooked and drained (This didn't take any extra time for me because I cook my ground beef in large batches, and freeze meal-sized portions...makes it so much easier!)
1 Onion, chopped
2 cups Chicken Stock
2 packs Chili Seasoning (I make my own now, so I probably put in 1/4 cup)
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions, Cornbread
Directions
 
Get a small skillet heating with a little bit of oil.
 
While that's heating, dump all of the cans (undrained), the chicken stock, the chili seasoning, and the ground beef into a slow cooker.  Season to taste with the salt (I used 2 tbsp), pepper (I used 1 tbsp), and garlic powder (I used 1 tbsp).
 
Cook the onion in the oil, just until it is translucent.  Dump in the soup mix.
 
Cook on low for 8 hours.  Serve with cheese, sour cream, cornbread, and green onions as garnish.
(By the way...did I mention how EASY it is to grow green onions?  I remember seeing the tip that you can take the white ends, stick them in an inch or two of water, and set the glass in a window. 
 
 
 
 It really works...this is how much has grown in a week, and we used some of it this week for garnish!)