Jan 052013


  • 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


  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.

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