Leann is a dear friend that I met through my sister. They go to church together and she has sort of become our sister in spirit! Both my sister’s children and Alexis call Leann “Aunt Leann” and in fact someone once told me when they saw a picture of us together at Katherine’s baby shower for Nelson that she and I looked so much alike they thought we really were sisters! I took that as the utmost compliment! So sit back, relax and let’s enjoy some chili Leann style!
Leann blogs over at My Mind’s Eye about everything from her nephew Lincoln, to sports, to life in general.
What you’ll need:
2 lbs ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 package chili seasoning mix (regular)
1 package chili seasoning mix (hot)
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can each (rinsed and drained) black beans, pinto beans, Great Northern Beans, Cannellini beans
1 can chili beans, undrained
2 cans (or one large can) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
Brown ground beef with onion. Drain off fat. Stir in chili seasoning packets. In the bowl of your slow cooker, combine ground beef and onion mixture with beans, corn, and tomatoes. Stir in 1-2 cups of water just to keep the mixture from drying out. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve with cheese and sour cream on top and corn bread.
Overnight instructions: You can also prepare this the night before and have it cook all day while youâ€™re at work or out running errands or what have you. Prepare as above, but omit the 1-2 cups of water until the next morning when you are ready to turn on the slow-cooker.
Leftover Suggestion: Refrigerate any leftovers and you can use the chili as burrito filling for another, different meal. Just fill a flour tortilla with a small heated up portion of the chili. Add sour cream and cheese and fold the burrito as usual.