crockpotpepperjellyThe days might still be warm, but cooler weather is definitely creeping up on us!  When the weather turns cold, there’s nothing like a hot crock-pot meal to warm your family from the inside-out.  This winter, you’ll find many awesome crock-pot dishes right here on the Texas Pepper Jelly blog!  Our products are ideal for crockpot cooking!

For working people, especially, crockpot meals are convenient, simple, and a way to serve your family wonderful hot meals without having to hurry home after work to get supper started.  With a crockpot meal, you’ll throw it all together before you leave in the morning, or even the night before, and when you walk in the door after work, you’ll be greeted by yummy smells of a dinner all ready to serve!


1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 minced garlic clove

4 cups tomato juice (or crushed tomatoes with juice)

3 cups cooked black beans (canned beans work just fine)

3/4 cup water

1/2 pound cooked ground beef, sausage, or a mixture – if desired.  This chili is good vegetarian-style, too!

1/4 cup Texas Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce

What to do:

Throw all of the ingredients into your crockpot, give them a quick stir, set the crockpot to “low,” and get on with your business.

When everybody gets back home in 8 hours or so, dinner will be ready.

My family likes a toasted cheese sandwich with their chili.

It’s even better the next day, but don’t count on having any then.  Texas Black Bean Crockpot Chili is usually devoured, right down to the last drop.

(Sometimes, I put some in a Tupperware container before I serve dinner, and hide it in the ‘fridge to take to work the next day.  No, I don’t feel the least bit guilty about doing that, but thanks for asking.)

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