Chili con Awesome

Here's a recipe for chili that's worth writing home about. It's sort of a Frankenstein of recipes from various sources, but I assure you that it won't disappoint.

I'm calling it Chili con Awesome™ because it's chili...and it's, well, awesome.


  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 can of light red kidney beans
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 1 can of Rotel (original)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of diced chilies
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 packages of chili seasoning (one mild, one hot)
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, Fritos


  1. Brown the beef and add salt/pepper to taste; drain
  2. Chop the bell pepper, tomato, and onion
  3. Mix all ingredients in a slow cooker (Crock-Pot!); don't drain the cans
  4. Set on low for about six hours
  5. Serve with Fritos, shredded cheddar, chopped onion, and/or sour cream as desired.