5 slices hardwood smoked bacon
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
½ cup (~4 stalks) celery, chopped
1 cup (1 small) yellow onion, chopped
1-2 serrano peppers
2 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans in medium (or spicy) sauce
1 can (15 ounces) chili beans in mild sauce
2 (28 ounces each) cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6 ounces) can tomato paste
2 pounds (32 ounces) ground beef chuck
1 pound (16 ounces) Italian sausage
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove on to a paper towel lined plate and dab off the excess grease. Set aside.
Reserve the bacon grease in the skillet.
Remove the stem and seeds from the red pepper. Chop. Remove the stem and seeds from the green pepper and chop.
Chop the celery. Remove the peel of the onion and chop. (My husband HATES onions and could not detect them in the chili – chop super fine as they add a lot of flavor!)
Chop the serrano pepper and remove the seeds if desired – leave them in for extra heat.
Add the chopped red pepper, green pepper, celery, onion, and serrano pepper to the skillet with the reserved bacon grease. Saute the veggies over medium heat until tender. Transfer to the crockpot.
Add in the three cans of chili beans (undrained and do not rinse), petite diced tomatoes, and tomato paste to the crockpot.
In the same skillet used to cook the bacon and veggies, cook the ground beef chuck (better flavor and texture than regular ground beef) and Italian sausage until no longer pink over medium heat. Stir that into the slow cooker.
Add all the seasonings to the crockpot. Crumble up the bacon (or chop) into very small pieces and stir that in the crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Enjoy with fresh cilantro, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
HEY GUYS IM HAVING A PARTY TONIGHT… WITH MYSELF… and uh youtube??? IM SERIOUS RN THOUGH I brought a 32 ounce Gatorade that is only ¼ filled its called GATORADE FROST ARTIC BLITZ it tastes like polar bear who just bathed in icy cold water and it’s good I also have a bottle of water… it’s just water I also have some trail mix and YouTube and articles about the English language on dictionary.com Anywayz if y'all want to join me message me because I need friends
Today is going pretty well, haven’t been drinking too much so gonna try and get some liquids in the last 4 hours of work. I am up to 32.9 ounces after I finish this water bottle.
Gonna hit the gym tonight. Usually my bff goes with me but his mouth is hurting so riding solo today. Which is fine with me, gonna try and run a 5K and work on my arms too. But we will see. Gym nights are pretty crazy, when I get home. I have to get my daughter fed cause she comes with me. Than I have to pack my lunch for the next day, get kids in bed, plus pick out outfits for the next day and get them laid out, plus pack my daughters backpack. By the time that is done don’t really have time to do anything for me. When in all realty I need to study for my core test, attach documents to my school profile so I can get approved for financial aid, help my husband update his resume and help him apply for some jobs, wash my face, moisture the hell out of it, than lay down. Not much time for breathing room.
Not even hours in the day for a busy mom like me. One day things will slow down but for now this is my life. I am not gonna put my health on the back burner. Already did that once and I ended up weighing 350 pounds. Never gonna happen again. I’ll sleep when I am dead.
Got cold down here in Clearwater Fl. Last night (63) so made some homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese.
Sauté one onion. Then add
2- 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
32 ounces tomato juice I used V8
Salt, pepper to taste
Do not forget to add sugar it cuts the acid from the tomatoes
4-6 tablespoons start with 4 and add more to taste
Then turn off heat add 1- pint heavy cream
Finish with basil and parsley and choice of grilled cheese
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