My husband and I really enjoy this one to base our chili mix off of. We did change some things to the actual recipe as a whole, though: We recently added jalapeno rounds to the beef while browning and the flavor infused into the meat was amazing. Also used some smoked paprika with regular. Lastly, we use tomato juice instead of sauce/tomatoes. Chili mix is great though. YUM!
My husband and I really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly except for the diced tomatoes. I used the rotel diced tomatoes as someone else suggested in the reviews and it was really good. It actually tasted the best on day three when we took it to work for lunch. I will definetly make this recipe again. Oh also i did not include the cayenne because I added the rotel tomatoes.
It is easy to make in the slow cooker, just cook on low for four hours. I also use hot peppers in place of chili powder and add 2 cans of beans to 1.5 lbs of lean ground meat. I also use about a half teaspoon of paprika instead of the cayenne pepper.
Woohoo! Great chili! Thank you for posting. I used ground chicken and omitted the cayenne so that it wouldn't be too spicy for the kids (but would be really awesome for my hubbie and me). My two year old twins seemed pretty excited to eat it. :) Will definitely make again. Big hit.