Not Crazy Nana Chili
Chili is a great crock pot dish for those gloomy days. We had a small run of nice Spring days and then the letdown of it getting cool again. The daffodils were looking so good and now their little heads are drooping. I think my go-to batch of chili just may be the ticket. As long as you read your spices for fillers, gluten free crock pot chili is easy! My son has told me that this is the best gluten free chili he has ever had!
This chili is quick to put together. It is just a bit of browning, a little chopping, and some can dumping.
2 pounds of ground beef, browned
1 onion, rough chopped
1 green pepper, large diced
3 or 4 garlic cloves, diced small
4 ounce can of green chilies
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
10.75 ounce can of tomato puree
16 ounce can of red kidney beans
3 – 5 heaping tablespoons of chili powder
Dash of cayenne (optional)
When I brown the hamburger, I don’t bother to rinse and drain it. Do this according to your preference but I like the flavor of having a bit of the fat. I usually buy 85 to 90 percent lean. Once browned, add it to the bottom of the crock pot.
Chop and dice the onion, pepper, and garlic and add to crock pot.
Add all the canned ingredients to the crock pot. Fill the tomato puree can halfway with water and add that amount to the crock pot.
Then comes the heat. I measure chili powder in heaping tablespoons.
- Mild: If you want it really mild but still flavored, add 3 heaping tablespoons.
- Medium: If you want it a medium chili, then add 4 heaping tablespoons and just a little dash of cayenne, by dash you are looking to just add a pinch.
- Hot: You can decide if you want more the chili heat or cayenne heat. You may go up to 5 tablespoons of chili powder or a bit more cayenne. The cayenne can get it really hot quickly, be careful.
Stir everything in the crock pot together. Set the temperature to low and cook for 8 hours.
Give the chili a good stir at the end of the day and enjoy!
Time to Eat
Chili is so nice on a gloomy, cool day and it can feed a lot of people at once or us throughout the week.
When we have chili, we have shredded cheddar and sour cream that we add to our individual chili bowls. Grant likes to have peanut butter sandwiches with his chili. What do you like with your chili?
Are you ready to make a batch of the best gluten free crock pot chili?
Whatever you do, do you.
Not Crazy Nana