One thing I like to do is a crock pot meal for lunch on Sunday. It doesn't always happen, but today it did. We had black bean chili. One of our favorites. I never thought I liked chili... turns out I just don't like kidney beans. Once I started making it with black beans, we have it all the time.
It's easy, it's good.
1 lb of ground beef
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 -1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (optional)
1 pinch of dill weed (dried)
Brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin. The amount of the spices is just a rough estimate, because once the beef is cooked, I taste it. Then I add more of whatever is missing. However, this will be a good starting point.
Can you find the beef under all that steam?
Put the beef in the crock pot and add the beans and tomatoes.
Cook on low for 4 hours.
Add the dill, stir and serve.
We like to serve the chili over crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese. Yummy!
I wait until after the boys eat to add the chipotle powder, since it is pretty spicy.