So I'm not really a cooking enthusiast, it takes way too much time to make something fancy that is just going to be inhaled in like 30 seconds (my boys, all 3 of them, eat fast and lots...and sometimes forget to thank the cook!), so I like to make it easy-peasy on myself. I know it's not really chili weather yet, but this Monday called for something in the aforementioned "easy-peasy" category...plus I had some stew meat in the freezer that needed to be eaten. So, here's my recipe for slow cooker Texas Chili..."Texas" because I used big ol' chunks of beef stew meat, and if you live in Texas beef is an essential part to any meal! ;-)
Grace's Easy Peasy Texas Chili
2 lb. Beef Stew Meat, seasoned with salt/pepper/garlic
2 cans Chili Beans (I used the Great Value brand, more bang for your buck!)
1 can of Red Beans (again, GV brand)
1 can of Pinto Beans
1 can of Zesty Chili Style Diced Tomatoes
Seasonings of your choice...sometimes I'll add some cumin, sometimes I just leave as is
Dump everything into your slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring every hour or so if desired. Reduce to low for 2 hours. Done! Serve with Fritos & Shredded Cheese...for an extra healthy treat add sliced avocados on top! This dish takes basically zero work, tastes great, is budget friendly! See, easy-peasy!
So that's what's on the menu for tonight...I've already had a bowl and I'm going back for seconds! Mmm!