Holy Snow balls! have you looked outside east coast??? Kah-Raziness. Its Night time right now… and as the first few inches hit the ground, i can hear the scraping of the plow hitting the streets. Its too early to tell if whether or Not I am having a snow day… i know i complained last time…but I kinda hope and wish its an easy day. :-)
Speaking of easy days, I decided to dust off the slow cooker that I
swore i would never use again am loving again and make some chili. This is my first ever attempt at making slow cooker chili.
Isnt that crazy?
I make bread from scratch and adorn pearls on birthday cakes yet I have not done the simplest task of chili (which is easy peasy on the stove top) in a Slow Cooker! It totally helps that Fresh Direct had the goods on sale!
Slow Cooker Chili
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 lb of lean ground beef
1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 (14 oz) can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
2 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
To Start, saute onion and garlic in 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat; until onions are transparent (about 6 minutes). Add ground beef and break up into crumbles as it cooks.
Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese.
And I served it with some chipotle cornbread smothered with honey butter.
It was an awesome meal to kick start my menu planning. True Story.
Whats your favorite slow cooker recipe?