Friday, October 31, 2008

Week of the Crockpot Part 3: Halloween Chili

Happy Halloween!!! Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love all the cute costumes and candy and parties - so fun! In my family growing up we always had chili and hot dogs on Halloween and I've continued the tradition in my family with this yummy crockpot chili. It is in my crockpot right now cooking away and I just love the way my house smells like Halloween all day when I cook it! This recipe makes a lot, so I usually freeze half to have another night (usually over baked potatoes to switch it up), but if you'd like to make a smaller amount I've also included a half-batch recipe below.

Halloween Crock Pot Chili

2 lb. ground beef
2 onions, chopped (I always use 2 cups of frozen chopped onions)
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 (14.5 oz each) cans stewed tomatoes, drained
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can pink, pinto, or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Hormel chili (I used to not tell people about this ingredient because it's a bit ironic)
2-3 tablespoons chili powder (if you really like a chili taste add 3 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (can leave out if you don't like it too spicy)
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Brown beef, onions and garlic, and put in the crockpot with all the other ingredients. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. We serve it with hot dogs, shredded cheese, corn chips, and apple cider.

Half Batch Halloween Crock Pot Chili

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1, 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes (I usally drain some of the juices, but not all)
8 oz can tomato sauce
2 cans Hormel Chili with Beans
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Brown beef with onion. Add garlic and cook anothe minute. Put browned beef mixture into slow cooker with all other ingredients. Cook on low for about 6 hours.


Cami said...

You recipe blogger you! I hope you surf my sister's!

Jenni said...

Oh yes! I love Emily's recipe blog!!:)

Jenny said...

I made this the other night--it's the BEST chili I've ever had. I didn't used to like chili, but I like this one...thanks! I'm loving your recipe blog!