One of my favorite things to eat in the fall is a homemade bowl of chili. Ryan introduced me to it last year, and I’ve been waiting for it to cool down enough to make it this year ever since. It’s super simple to whip up a batch (just throw everything in a crockpot, and voila!), so naturally, it’s perfect for entertaining. I’ve been really into ‘make your own’ bars lately, and decided to make my own ‘build your own chili bowl’ bar. All it takes is getting together some fun toppings, setting it out, and serving up a few bowls of chili. Here’s how you can build your own chili bar for a get together of your own!
Ingredients (for chili, serves 6-8)
2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cook ground beef of medium-high heat until browned. Drain. Combine all ingredients together in crockpot, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.