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Easy Crock Pot Chili with Ground Beef

A batch of this versatile crock pot chili can be served various ways. As is, it's satisfying with ground beef and beans in a seasoned tomato sauce. For a different twist, serve it in a bowl over your favorite pasta or broken tortilla chips. Garnish with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese if desired.

  

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans chili hot beans (do not drain)

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

In a skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until no longer pink; drain well and transfer to crock pot. Combine the next 6 ingredients with the meat mixture. Stir well, cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese if desired.  Serve with corn bread or crackers.

Yield: 8 servings