Crock Pot Chili

This is not a recipe blog, but with the sudden onset of winter this week I decided it would be a good time to share a favourite recipe of mine.

I've been searching for a good sized dutch oven but I decided instead to pick up a 6 quart crock pot with a timer (it was on sale 50% off!!!).  I LOVE it!!  There's nothing I like better than coming home at the end of the day to the smell of supper cooking and with my new crock pot, I can have that whenever I want!
Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker
Source:  Canadian Tire
The first thing I made with my crock pot was my extra special chili recipe.  I didn't modify it for the crock pot so you can easily make it in a dutch oven or just a big pot.

Chili with a Twist

1 - 19 fl oz (540 ml) can 6 Bean Medley (I used President's Choice Blue Menu)*
1 - 19 fl oz (540 ml) can Petite Cut Garlic & Olive Oil Stewed Tomatoes
1 - 5.5 fl oz (156 ml) can Herb & Garlic Tomato Paste
12 sliced white mushrooms
1 cup Sweet Mixed Pickles chopped (and at least 2/3 cup of the juice too!)
1 package Chili mix (I used ClubHouse)
1 lb ground beef, soaked with Worchestershire sauce, sprinkled with Montreal Steak Spice and browned for 5 minutes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 med red pepper, chopped
1 med red onion, chopped
1 tbsp Greek herbs
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 bay leaf
2 sticks of celery, chopped

*you can substitute red kidney beans

Throw it all in a crock pot on low for 5 hours (or cook in a stock pot on the stove for 1.5 hours), serve in bowls topped with freshly grated Romano cheese and crusty rolls.


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  1. wow that is some powerful chili recipe,, I'm going out this morning to get all the things i need for it,, sounds amazing!!!
    What a lovely give away.I know a lot of people are rooster crazy!!

  2. That recipe sounds yummy! My go to dish for when the weather turns to fall is cabbage rolls. I've already made two batches :)

  3. Anne! I just know that the sweet mixed pickles are going to make the chili pop in my mouth!! Oh gosh this sounds good. I usually put in a spoon of brown sugar, but the sweet crunch is even better. Looking forward to trying this out and thanks for sharing with us all! *smiles* Norma

  4. My husband would love the chili (I'm a vegetarian so I'd have to leave out the meat!) and I agree with you about the crock pot. There's nothing better than opening the door to the wonderful aroma of dinner cooking.

    Love the rooster set.

  5. your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for making it flexible without the crock pot.

  6. The chili recipe is worth crowing about!!! Gonna try it! Thanks.

  7. Looks like a great recipe. It is also looking to be one of those perfect fall days to make it :)

  8. I'm going to have to try your recipe. I usually go easy and bland, but yours sounds DELICIOUS!!! Thank you

  9. How funny! This was the first time I published a recipe on my blog!! It must be something in the air this week!!

    Your recipe sounds just perfect - warming and delicious!

    And that rooster apron and pot holders are gorgeous. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I live in England. Is that allowed?


  10. Thank you for the recipe!
    Thank you also for your kind comment: Now I'm back!
    Hugs Silvia

  11. I like your recipe and my kitchen is all rooster
    that apron is just beautiful.

  12. Sounds like a great recipe. I have never used pickles in my chili, but the next time I make it I will sure give it a try.
    Teh potholders and apron are cute. I have a great friend that loves roosters. Over the years I have bought her many items that either where or had roosters on it.
    Thank you for giving away so many great gifts. What a sweetie you are.

  13. I'm going to try your recipe. Sounds so different from my normal chili. Thank you for the give away, would like to bring your gift home. Cherry G

  14. Your chili recipe looks delicious. And please put my name in the drawing for the cute rooster apron and potholders. I am so messy in the kitchen that I always need to wear an apron!

  15. def need to try this! stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to checkout the huge giveaway going on at my blog that ends thursday- xoxo nicole

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


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