Super Bowl Recipes: Quick and Easy Chili

I’m nursing a cold, so I put together a spicy chicken soup and let it slow cook all day.  It was the perfect dinner when I returned from work.  That was not the first recipe I was going to try.  I was going to try one of the many recipes I’ve stumbled on since I bought the new crock-pot.  It seems I have under estimated the usefulness of slow cookers and am now going to really explore some new ideas like meatloaf and scalloped potatoes – both favorite dishes that take too long for week nights when baked in the oven.  If you have any favorite slow cooker recipes, hit the comments, I’d love to hear them.

But until then, I put out a request on facebook for favorite Super Bowl recipes.  I was rewarded with some great ideas.   Well start with my oldest brother’s chili, including stove top and slow cooker instructions.

Chili layered with fritos and shredded cheese Photo fom Fritos.com

From Gary:

Quick and Easy Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3-5 Jalapenos finely chopped (depending on heat)
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped
  • Lg. can V8 Juice
  • 2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Original Ro-Tel
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Brown ground beef and drain. Saute jalapenos, green pepper, onion and garlic. In large pot combine all ingredients bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered for at least 30 minutes.

In my house we serve chili with fritos and shredded cheddar, layered in a bowl – fritos, chili, cheese and more fritos.

Slow Cooker instructions:  Following instructions above, add everything to slow cooker, cook on high for 15 minutes, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 6 to 8 hours.

Also, if you are serving at a party, you can cook in large pot above for 30 minutes and then transfer to slow cooker on low or warm to keep it hot during the festivities.

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Posted on February 1, 2012, in Fun with Food, Recipes, TaMara and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love chili!! Too bad I don’t have a slow cooker! :(

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