Crock Pot No-Bean Chili

No Bean Chili
No Bean Chili

"NO BEANS?! CHILI WITHOUT BEANS?! Guuuurl, you CRAAAZY!" Weeeeeelll, Sure, beanful chili tastes great, but who actually likes the aftermath??? You know what I'm talking about... the uhoh-run-to-the-next-room-so-your-significant other-or-roommate-doesn't-smell-your-aftermath... Please don't pretend like this hasn't ever happened to you. So do yourself a favor- make this instead! Both you and your coworkers and housemates will appreciate it ;)

So, it's been COLD here. Like snowy, cold, gray, and AWESOME. I freaking love, love, LOVE Winter. I really wish that it snowed enough to get a snow day from work though, but it don't look like that's happening. Wompwomppp. SNOW=Perfect weather for  spicAy chili. I've been eating this yummy hot meal for lunch aaaand dinner the past several days. So good, good enough to eat 6x in 3 days! And reeeeal good on top of a roasted sweet potato!!

Serves: 10-12 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 7 hours


1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 lb diced carrots
1 diced medium yellow onion
1/2 lb diced celery
26 oz crushed tomatoes
3 finely diced garlic cloves
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp paprika
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1. In a large pan on medium heat, add your onions, garlic, and ground beef + pork. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. About 12-15 minutes.
2. Add the veggies, meat mixture, crushed tomatoes, and seasonings into your crockpot.
3. Turn on low for 7 hours!

So easy, riiiight?