My contribution to the challenge this month, is this SUPER EASY Crock Pot Chili with beef and ranch style beans.
Seriously, aside from browning the ground beef, it is not much more than dumping ingredients into a crock pot and opening it a few hours later to pure deliciousness! Using the slow cooker allows for the flavors to really meld and the tomato juice in lieu of water gives it a rich full tomato flavor, perfect for this challenge ingredient.
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 can rotel tomatoes
2 c water or tomato juice
1 can ranch-style beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cajun seasoning
I served it with both shredded cheese and sour cream (the cool sour cream tempers the spice!)
Don’t miss the other recipes in this challenge.. so many creative ideas for TOMATOES!