This is the perfect winter time soup. It's hearty, and meaty, hot, and delicious. Yesterday it snowed at my house, and so I took a chili recipe that I got from my amazing sister in law and added a little smoke to it. I love creating with basic recipes because you can do so much with them. So here is an example of a recipe that I just added a little style to. :) Enjoy!
(all of the cans are 14oz cans.)
1 lb. Hamburger, cooked and browned or
4 boneless, skinless, Chicken breasts cooked and shredded
3 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can Chili beans with chili juices (s&w makes them)
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Fire Roasted diced Tomatoes, with juices
1 can diced Tomatoes, with juices
1 can Corn, drained
2 packages of Taco seasoning*
1 tsp. Parsley
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1/4 cup dried Onion
*if you want a smokey flavor to the Chili add 1 pkg. of Taco seasoning and 1 pkg. of Fajita seasoning. If you don't like smokey flavor just use the 2 pkgs. of Taco.
Mix everything together into your crock-pot. Set on low for 8 hours and let cook. Stir occasionally. Serve with grated sharp cheddar cheese on top, a little dollup of sour cream if you like, and a slice of french bread.