Spicy Chipotle Beef and Bean Chili
adapted from: Hanover
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 large can (40 oz.) kidney beans
1 large can (29 oz.) tomato sauce
2 small cans (15 oz.) chopped tomatoes with chipotle peppers
1 small can (15 oz.) black beans
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips for garnish (optional)
Brown ground beef with peppers, red pepper flakes, and half the garlic.
Drain ground beef mixture.
Add to crock pot with rest of ingredients.
Cook on high 1 hour.
Cook on low an additional 2 hours.
Serve topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.