Jan 052013
 

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chili peppers, undrained
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup water or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal

Preparation:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, stirring and breaking up large chunks, until no longer pink. You will probably need to brown the beef in batches.
  2. Transfer the ground beef to the slow cooker with the minced garlic, chopped onion, chili peppers, tomatoes, chili powders, cumin, salt, pepper, water or broth, and cornmeal.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, checking and stirring about half way through the cooking time.
  5. Add a little more water if needed.
  6. Serve with cornbread and a tossed salad.
Jan 042013
 

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

Directions:

  1. Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots and celery.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.
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