Slow Cooker Old Fashion Chili Recipe
Back in the day, cowboys cooked an old fashion chili over an open fire, just maybe the best chili recipe ever might have been thrown together out in the open range.
Adding your favorite smoked sausage to this chili beans recipe will give you a taste of a classic cowboy chili. Navy beans don't require soaking in water before entering the slow cooker, simply adding them to the slow cooker with the other ingredients, combined with the long slow cooking, will soften the beans nicely.
A bit of history, a slow cooker and you have a great tasting old fashion chili crockpot recipe.
Serves 5-8 People
Cooking Time 9-11 hours on low or 5-7 hours on high
1. Microwave in a bowl, vegetable oil, garlic, onions, red peppers, chili powder, oregano and cumin, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are softened. Transfer to slow cooker.
2. Add to slow cooker, water, chicken broth, navy beans, smoked sausage, brown sugar, liquid smoke and bay leaves. Stir and cover. Cook 9-11 hours on low or 5-7 hours on high.
3. Let chili settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from the surface with a large spoon. Remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
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