Chili in the slowcooker

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  1. SE

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    Who has made it?

    What do I need to know about throwing my recipe in the slow cooker for the day? Do I need to cook the hamburger up before I place it in it? Can I put everything in at once, including the onion and peppers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Elcoopto

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    I make it every now and then. I cook the meat in taco seasoning first and then add just it and the beans and seasoning and a can of beer. I add the peppers and other veggies ~2hrs before it is done because I like them to still be a bit crunchy.

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  3. slouse

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    I cook the hamburger first. Then I add everything else all at once in the slowcooker.
     
  4. SE

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    Good to know guys. Could I cook up the hamburger tonight and then throw it in tomorrow morning with everything else? Would it still taste okay, even though it was a day old?
     
  5. Elcoopto

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    thats what I do.
     
  6. SE

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    Thanks Granto!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Scott

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    yeah 99% of the time i brown any meat before going into the cooker
     
  8. billybob

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    Chili is way better the next day anyways.
     
  9. SE

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    True story!!! I meant just the hamburger though.
     
  10. Jenn

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    With mine I brown the beef, bulk italian sausage and onions (and other veggies like green pepper, celery etc) -- sometimes the night before -- before putting them in the slow cooker. Then add all of my beans and tomatoes/tomato sauces/spices. Put on low for 8 hours.
     
  11. SE

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    Any secret spices I should be using?
     
  12. Elcoopto

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    I just use the bottles of clubhouse chilie seasoning on the chilie and taco seasoning on the beef.
     
  13. Jenn

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    I use:

    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 ½ tsp cumin
    2 tsp chili powder
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    Salt and pepper to taste

    This way you can sorta control the sodium in it. Some spice mixes are loaded with salt.
     
  14. HairyAss

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    Can of beer? Can you actually taste it / does it make a difference?
     
  15. Elcoopto

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    The alcohol all evaporates out obviously and you get a bit of a yeasty taste to the chilie. Is delicious.
     
  16. SE

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    That sounds...... not good.
     
  17. thunder

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    that sounds freaking delicious
     
  18. thunder

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    weatherford spice :(
     
  19. thagurlnextdoor

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    I cook my hamburger first and this is our recipe the guys lovvvvve it, I think it's a good mix of spices... (I don't eat red meat so I can't vouch for it :lol: ) I put everything in at once too.

    3 LBS MEDIUM HAMBURGER
    1/4 CUP COOKING OIL
    2 CUPS CHOPPED GREEN PEPPER (CHUNCKY DON'T DICE)
    3 INDIVIDUAL CLOVES GARLIC (WHOLE DON'T CHOP)
    1 TBSP SALT
    1 TBSP CURRY POWDER
    1 TBSP CHILI POWDER
    1 TSP MUSTRARD (DRY)
    5-6 DROPS tABASCO SAUCE
    1 TBSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
    1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER
    2 ONIONS, CHOPPED /PUREE IF U DONT LIKE CHUNKS
    1 TSP MEAT TENDERIZER (OPTIONAL)
    1 13 OZ CAN TOMATO PASTE (HEINZ)
    2&1/2 CUPS WATER

    ADD 3-14 OZ TINS OF KIDNEY BEANS DON'T ADD THE JUICE JUST THE BEANS (LIGHTER COLORED ONES OR DEEP RED).

    REMOVE THE GARLIC CLOVES BEFORE SERVING.

    (When I do it in the slow cooker I dont use Tomato Paste and water I use Tomato sauce instead...)
     
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    I have a batch in the slow cooker today.

    1 lb lean ground beef
    1 lb Italian sausage (removed from casings)
    2 chopped onions
    1/2 chopped green pepper
    1 - 2 stalks celery chopped

    Fry together these beef, sausage, onion, green pepper and celery in a pan, crumbing up into pieces as if it were all ground beef. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker.

    Add:

    1 28oz can diced stewed tomatoes
    2 15oz can tomato sauce
    2 cans baked beans with tomato sauce
    1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 ½ tsp cumin
    2 tsp chili powder
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 - 2 cloves garlic

    Stir together and cook on low for 8 hours.
     

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