1/2 to 1 Cup sliced onion (I use 1/2 C. Vidalia onion)
1/2 Cup diced green peppers
1/2 Cup diced yellow peppers
1/2 Cup diced red peppers (you can use 1 color pepper or add a little HOT if you'd like)
Saute in oil or simmer in a little bit of water until tender.
Add 1 pound of ground beef (85-90%) and cook until evenly browned.
At this point, I put this in my crock pot and added:
2 Cups of pumpkin puree (YES, you did read that correctly!) I had 2 cups frozen fresh pumpkin, but adding a can of pumpkin will do just fine!!
2 26-28 oz. cans of black beans (drained & rinsed)
2 26-28 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
dash of salt
2+ Tbsp. of chili powder (season to taste, adding black pepper optional)
Allow this to cook on low in your crock pot or simmer in a big stock pot on your stove top! I had it in my crock pot for a few hours.... then on warm till dinnertime! Serve with dinner rolls, biscuits or fresh bread!! (pictured is a bowl of chili with a slice of Oatmeal-Molasses bread!) Any way you serve it, it will be a hit!
A MUST DO AGAIN RECIPE IN OUR HOUSE! HOPE YOU LIKE IT! Obviously, I cook to feed a crowd & have leftovers!! One of the wonderful things about chili is that you can adjust the amounts or change an ingredient if you want and it will still come out delicious!! ENJOY!!