1/2 lb bacon, cut into small piecesthen, in the bacon drippings, brown
1 lb ground beef (or other ground meat)finally, cook
1 onion, choppedPut in crock pot along with
2 jalapeños, seeded and choppedSimmer all day on low.
1 small can pinto beans
1 can (14.5 oz) tomatoes, chopped or diced
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
one clove garlic, minced
1 c. water
This recipe's designed so you can load everything into the crock pot the night before and stick it in the fridge, then put it on to simmer the next morning. When you get home, add some corn bread, corn meal muffins, or buscuits (or, if you have one, set the bread machine to have fresh bread ready) and dinner's served.
To crank up the spice level, chop the jalapeños without seeding them first.
Now I need to figure out a good vegetarian chili recipe.