Sunday, August 31, 2014

BarBQue CrockPot Chili with BACON

It's A Completely Meatless Chili

I call this my PETA Pal Chili. That's because except for the ground beef, diced chicken breast, sliced kielbasa, ground sausage, stew beef, cubed pork, ground veal and's completely meatless. I can't take credit for the name though. It was named by a friend of mine. He came over a vegetarian and left a carnivore. 

It's The Aroma

He couldn't help himself. When this stuff gets cooking it's an olfactory delight. Certainly heaven smells like this. And it cooks for about 6 hours. Don't worry though.  You're not going to have to stand over a hot stove or grill. This is cooked in a crockpot. All you have to do is load it up, leave it, stir it, and then eat it. You will, of course, reap the benefits of others 'thinking' you put a lot of effort into it.  Very few things tasting this good require so little work. 

Does It Have Bacon?

Of course it does. It has to. It's the easiest, best, and most filling chili in the world. It's got the best meats in the world. Leaving out bacon wouldn't be prudent. Not only that but +Sherrill Duce and +Maggie Unzueta probably wouldn't eat it without it.  Both of them are bacon aficionados and it's a requirement for any dish that mentions them.

How Do You Make It? 

The ingredients vary each time.  I'll give you the guidelines though, and you can adjust as necessary.

  • 1/2 Lb of Ground Beef
  • 1/2  Lb of Breakfast Sausage
  • 1/2 lb of cubed pork
  • 1/2 lb of stew beef (cubed)
  • 1/2 lb of diced chicken breast
  • 1/2 lb of ground veal
  • 1/2 lb of sliced Kielbasa
  • 1/2 lb of any other meat you want to add
  • 1/2 lb of bacon
  • 1/4 lb of bacon cooked and chopped. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chili Pepper
  • Tabasco pepper (fresh)
  • Chopped onions, mushrooms, and celery
  • Cowhorn, bell, and cherry red peppers
  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce or rub (this is mine)
  • 1 15 ounce can of pinto beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes and shallots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Grated Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Set the crockpot on high.
  • Add all the ground meat
  • Cook for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cubed, diced, and sliced meats. 
  • Cook for another hour, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add all the seasonings at once and stir into the meat.
  • Add the tabasco peppers, after chopping it up. 
  • Cook for another hour, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the BBQ Sauce/Rub and cook for another hour. 
  • Taste it, and add any ingredient you think it's  missing. 
  • Add the pinto beans, diced tomatoes, shallots ,tomatoes, and any of the other vegetables that you have. 
  • Cook this until the mixture is the temperature that you prefer.
  • Put it in a bowl, top with cheese, sour cream and bacon. 
  • Enjoy

Special Notes

Like most of my recipes, there's really not an exact measurement on anything. That's because I don't think not having ground veal is a reason not to cook this. And you'll notice that one of the steps is to taste it.  If you follow THOSE rules, you'll have a great meal. One that  you'll be proud to eat  while watching your favorite football team. 

Thanks for reading.  If you have any troubles with this recipe, let me know. If you try this, you will love it.  

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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