OK… not really a chili, since I use baked beans in mine… let’s call it Beanie-Weanies from Hell instead…
First, you need a decent sized crock-pot… not one of those little ones…
Now, the ingedients…
- 1 can of baked beans, 28oz. I usually use Bush’s, because they go on sale 2-for-1 at Publix on a regular basis.
- 2 cans of diced/chopped/whatever tomatoes. If they have flavoring in them like chilis or something, that is fine. Do what you like in this regard.
- 1 can of Hormel chili. (Optional – I used it because I had it in the pantry)
- 1 can of chili beans
- 1 large onion, or two smaller ones, chopped. It isn’t a chili without onions. I suppose if you have some pearl onions you could just peel them and throw them in whole… that would be nice too.
- 1 carrot (optional – They work in a chili, and I had some in the fridge) Chop it up into bite size pieces… or not… heck, it is your chili!
- 1 Kielbasa sausage, chopped. OK, you can use just about any sausage you want, but I recommend something along the lines of a kielbasa. Hot dogs will work fine as well.
- Chili powder
Throw all of this in the crock pot and stir it up. Get it nice and mixed together. Then turn it on and wait.
Realistically, my philosophy on chilis is that they are a garbage bin for things in your fridge, sort of like a stew… After a little while, your fridge starts to accumulate end bits of things that just don’t really make a meal on their own… but if you chop them up and throw them into a chili, they can be used as a filler.
Throw in the chili powder and sambal, making it as spicy as you want. Let it stew for a number of hours.