A Great Bowl of Chili to Warm Your Soul

 

“Next to music there is nothing that lifts the spirits and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili.”

– Harry James.

Source: http://whatscookingamerica.net

When your day has been hard and your soul is longing for the comforts of home, what better to come home to but a delicious bowl of heartwarming chili. The hearty dish has been a favorite in this country for centuries, and has a vivid and rich history. Much has been written about the origins of chili, but regardless of its beginnings, the fact remains that people love the stuff and can’t get enough of it.

For families looking to cut food expenses, adding chili to the weekly menu is a great idea. The ability to cheaply feed large families was one reason for chili’s popularity in previous centuries, and still remains so to this day. Everyone has heard stories about how cowboys cooked kettles of chili over open flames on the range during cattle drives. They cooked what they had available, and what would keep well longest. Chili is always better the next day after all.

Hard working folks still love to sit down to a piping hot bowl of chili at the end of the day. The best way to have your chili ready as soon as you arrive home is to cook it in your slow cooker.

Here is a tasty chili recipe to get you started:

Slow Cooked Chunky Chili

1 lb ground beef
1 lb bulk pork sausage
4 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cans diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 envelope taco seasoning

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