Chili is a great way to feed a crowd, especially on game day. This recipe is not only tasty, but cooks unattended, allowing everyone to enjoy the game.
Let guests serve themselves from the crock pot. Set out bowls of grated cheese, sour cream and diced onions for guests to top their chili.
Hearty Chili recipe:
8 strips of bacon
1 pound ground beef
1 pound pork sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 15 ounce cans of beans: 2 kidney, 1 white and 1 black
1 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes (can use fire roasted if preferred)
1 cup beer
1 32 ounce box of beef broth
2 tablespoon dark chocolate powder (or syrup)
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the bacon until crisp, move to a paper towel.
Brown beef, pork and onion in the bacon drippings
While the meat is cooking:
Open and pour the cans of beans into a colander and rinse / cut the bacon into nice size pieces.
Move the beans, ground meat and bacon to the crockpot. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix together.
Cook on high for 4/6 hours or on low for 8/10 hours
Serve with corn bread.