I’m no Pioneer Woman (I’m pretty sure she cooks more than once every few weeks), but I do make a terrific chili. FYI the chili above is not my actual chili--it never hangs around long enough for me to get a picture. (source)
It's really rather simple. Let's be honest, if I can make it, is has to be simple. And since it's one of our most favorite fall/winter foods, I thought I'd share the recipe with you guys.
What you'll need:
- 1 pound hamburger meat
- 1 pound bacon
- 28 oz. tomato paste (or crushed tomatoes....don't be too picky.)
- 1 can Rotel
- taco seasoning (No, not chili seasoning. Taco seasoning. McCormick's is my favorite.)
- 1 onion, diced (sliced, chopped---choose your fancy.)
- 1 and 1/2 cup salsa (I use Tostitos mild salsa most of the time, but if I'm feeling really froggy I make my own using this recipe.
What you'll do:
- Brown hamburger meat. Drain.
- In your crockpot, combine the tomato paste, Rotel, taco seasoning, onion, and salsa.
- Add hamburger meat.
- Cook and crumble bacon, then add this to the crockpot, too.
- Let simmer on low about an hour.
Ta-da! World's Best Chili. (Seriously, it's won my church's chili cook-off three times!) The best part? My girls eat it with little to no complaining, and that's major. Those girls don't eat anything.
PS: Thank you for ignoring the fact that I am completely failing at the whole #Write31Days thing. I'm just giving myself lots of grace. :)
PPS: Feel free to share your favorite recipe with me. We especially love soups this time of year.