How to Make Crockpot Chili

My own recipe that is a Sunday lunch favorite. Adjust the spice amounts as desired and serve with hot cornbread or biscuits! I use a 3-4 quart crockpot.

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How to Make Crockpot Chili Recipe
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1
Brown the sausage of your choice in a skillet.

Brown the sausage of your choice in a skillet.

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While the sausage is browning, add both cans of beans to crockpot. You can use whatever kinds of beans you want, I just listed what I normally use.

While the sausage is browning, add both cans of beans to crockpot. You can use whatever kinds of beans you want, I just listed what I normally use.

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3
Drain the sausage on paper towels in a bowl. I press the excess paper towels on top of the sausage to soak up the grease.

Drain the sausage on paper towels in a bowl. I press the excess paper towels on top of the sausage to soak up the grease.

4
Add tomato sauce to the crockpot

Add tomato sauce to the crockpot

5
Add drained sausage to the crockpot. I normally use a knife to chop it up into smaller chunks first.

Add drained sausage to the crockpot. I normally use a knife to chop it up into smaller chunks first.

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Add spices - onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and brown sugar - to crockpot.

Add spices - onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and brown sugar - to crockpot.

7
Brown the ground beef.

Brown the ground beef.

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Drain as you did with the sausage.

Drain as you did with the sausage.

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Add ground beef to crockpot.

Add ground beef to crockpot.

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Mix it all together. At this point, you can safely taste the chili. Then you can add more spices or sugar if you want.

Mix it all together. At this point, you can safely taste the chili. Then you can add more spices or sugar if you want.

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Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours. To test done-ness, taste one of the beans. I forgot to take a final picture because the husband was ready to eat! Enjoy =)

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours. To test done-ness, taste one of the beans. I forgot to take a final picture because the husband was ready to eat! Enjoy =)

Ingredients

½ Pounds Ground beef 
1 Cup Sausage 
15 Ounces Can black beans, untrained 
15 Ounces Can red kidney beans, drained 
28 Ounces Can tomato sauce 
1 Teaspoon Garlic powder 
2 Teaspoons Onion powder 
1 Teaspoon Chili powder 
1 Tablespoon Brown sugar 
½ Teaspoons Black pepper 
3-4 quart crock pot 
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