One of the easiest ways to make a delicious meal is with a slow cooker, or Crock-Pot. They can be especially fabulous when you are camping! Being able to throw in the ingredients, leave it cooking all day inside your camper while you do other things, and come back to a delicious homemade meal will surely make anyone a happy camper! One of my favorite slow cooker meals is chili. When the night gets a little bit “chilly,” you’ll be glad you can warm up with a bowl of this “chili!”.
2 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans, drained
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned and drained
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
1 small can (3 to 4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 med. size can baked pork and beans with molasses
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt to taste
Combine ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 to 12 hours or 4 1/2 to 6 hours on high.