Crock Pot Chili Awesome

I've never really just "made up" a recipe all by myself,
but I went for it this time!
and to be honest, I'm pretty proud of myself...
I even named it. :)

and yep. it IS awesome.

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(this recipe makes a pretty huge pot, good for guests or lots of leftovers!
Or you could half it for just the fam, and probably still have some to save!)

what you need:

2.25 lbs ground beef
(OR you could use ground turkey!)
2 cans (28 oz each) diced tomatoes (i used petite)
2 cans (16 oz each) tomato sauce
1 can Rotel (I use just about 3/4 of the can)
2 cans (15 oz) black beans, undrained
2 cans (15 oz) kidney beans, undrained
4-5 TBSP Chili Powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
a few dashes of cayenne pepper, to taste
salt and pepper

Corn Bread Mix (I am faithful to the good ole Jiffy box.)

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Make your corn bread however you make it.
(again, i LOVE me some Jiffy cornbread, plus its like 50 cents a box)

brown your ground beef and drain grease.
I always put a little of the spices in while browning,
like salt, pepper, and just a little cumin and chili powder.
Add meat to the crock pot.
Then add everything else.

yes, it seriously is that easy.

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let it cook in crock pot for about 4-5 hours on high.

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(and please excuse my toaster and my wine in this picture.
Clearly, these are my kitchen essentials. :) )

That's it!
Now go enjoy...while I do love chili with Fritos,
I have really started loving it over cornbread!

Our girls love this too, AND its super easy for Mama.
win win. :)
This would also be really great for a large family or group gathering!!
Who doesn't love come chili and cornbread?!

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enjoy the awesome.

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