Thursday, December 4, 2008

5 Buck Chili

I call this "5 buck chili" because it takes 5 cans of food that is easy to store and often on hand (and each one costs ~$1). Perfect for chilly days or whenever you want to feel domestic!

1 can chili w/o beans (get the spicy kind if you want it hot)
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can baked beans (i like the generic brown sugar kind)
1 can corn
1 can diced or stewed tomatoes (i often get the "mexican" kind with pre-added seasonings)

Combine everything in a crockpot (spray it first for easier cleanup!) and let it simmer anywhere from 2 hours to all day--the longer it cooks the more the flavors mix, but really, as long as it's warm you can eat it anytime).

Top with shredded cheese if you have any on hand :o) Sometimes, I also add a can of black beans. Makes 4-8 servings, depending on how much you like chili!

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