October 8, 2009

Recipe | Crockpot Meatball Chili

This Chili is a Man Magnet!

Meatballs (instead of crumbled ground beef) give men an that extra chewing action which they seem to love. Works for Me!

1 (16) oz can Light red kidney beans, drained
1 (16) oz can of Dark kidney beans, drained
1 (14) oz can stewed tomatoes,
cut up
2 (6) oz cans of tomato paste
1 (14) oz can beef broth
2 lbs frozen ground beef meatballs
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt to taste

Put all ingredients into a crockpot and set on high for the first hour; then reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 5 hours. (Substitute turkey meatballs for beef if desired.) Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped green onions. Buttered cornbread muffins alongside will turn this easy chili recipe into a man-pleasing autumn feast.

Did you know? Dairy products like sour cream, cheese, and milk work better than liquids like water to cool the heat from spicey Mexican foods?


Watch this video by allrecipes.com for important tips when using a Rival CrockPot slow cooker. I use this cooker every week in the cooler months and really love it. I've discovered that filling it under half way (and no more than two-thirds) full may not create the necessary suction to keep the lid tight. Each time the lid is removed, an extra thirty minutes of cooking time is needed.

Just for Kids

Oh my! Take a look at this Meatball Bubble Gum. Makes a perfect Halloween treat or stocking stuffer.

Check out these wonderful blogs for more HOT homemaking inspiration:

• Debbie's carnival Crockpot Wednesday at Dining with Debbie
Works-For-Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family
• Nicole's Friday Food carnival at Momtrends
• Gayle's Friday Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge
Food on Fridays at annekroeker.com
• Cole's Tuesdays at the Table carnival at All the Small Stuff
• Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap on Thursdays at Life as Mom
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