Crock Pot No-Bean Chili

Recipe adapted from Jackie, Low Carb State of Mind

 

2 pounds ground beef

1 pound mild Italian sausage (optional for if you want it meatier)

2 bell peppers, finely diced

1 yellow onion, finely diced

2-3 jalapenos, finely diced (optional depending on preferred spice level)

3 garlic cloves, minced

28-ounce can diced tomatoes 

3 ounces tomato paste

2 cubs beef broth 

2 beef bouillon cubes

6 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

2 tablespoons salt 

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 tablespoon hot sauce 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 

Brown ground beef and sausage in a pan with dry seasonings to your liking, such as garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, etc. Drain and add to large crock pot. 

Add the rest of your ingredients: vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, more seasonings, bouillon cubes, broth, hot sauce, Worcestershire , cocoa powder, and apple cider vinegar. Season more to your liking. I tend to add more dry seasonings and more hot sauce. 

Let sit on low all day (6-8 hours) and serve with your favorite toppings and cornbread or Saltine crackers. 

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