Delicious Ham and Chicken Crock-Pot Chili By Frank Ernhart

This very simple chili is made with chicken and ham but ground beef could be substituted for the chicken and or ham if desired. The recipe was based on a number of (edible) experiments in an attempt to match a particular commercial chili originating in Texas. This brand is so popular that I am told that some people who have moved out of the area ordered cases of cans of it shipped to their new residences. I believe the "magic" ingredient that makes this dish stand out is the use of refried beans in place of pinto beans. Because of the high starch content, the refried beans help thicken this dish and also hel spread the marvelous flavor. It's so easy to make, I don't see any reason to buy commercial canned chili, not that I have anything against it. How long has it been since you ate "a steamin' hot bowl of X brand chili" Ah -that's too long. Try this one, I think you will like it. To find 600 plus other free recipes visit my website. Hope you'll like the website too!

Crockpot Chili

16 oz. ham, cooked, diced

2 cps chicken, cooked, diced

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cps, yellow onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 cp chicken stock (or water)

(1) 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

3 cps refried beans, cooked

2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions:

1 - Combine all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high for 5 hours

Comment - This chili can be made with some sauted ground beef if desired. The taste is great either way. Hope you like it!

About the Author:

Frank Ernhart

Website: http://www.frankernhart.com Retired Engineer, home chef, recipe developer. Making your life in the kitchen easier by presenting quick and easy food recipes

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