Below is a Chili Recipe that I threw together a few years ago. Several folks liked it. So I wrote the recipe down and kept it. Please forgive, for I don't use exact measurements on the all the spice ingredients, it's a pinch and a shake and smithering according to taste.
Sonya's Chili Recipe
2 lbs. of ground turkey (or hamburger)
1 green bell pepper
1 small onion
2 cans of Hunts 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes (w/green chili's or w/o) - Here is where you can control your heat or lack of! Hunts has varied flavors of tomatoes, also.
2 cans of Bush's chili beans (more flavor than kidney beans)
2 cans of Hunt's 15 oz. tomato sauce
2 cans of Hunt's 6 oz. tomato paste
Dashes/shakes/pinches and smitherings:
the onion and green pepper in a little olive oil. Then brown the
ground turkey or hamburger. (Turkey is lighter! Tastes the same as
burger.). Add a little shake of salt and pepper while browning the
the meat, onion, and pepper mixture to the crock pot. Then add the
diced tomatoes (drained or not), the chili beans, tomato sauce, and
tomato paste. Stir.
Then add all of your dashes, shakes, pinches, and smitherings.
on high for approximately 2 hours, then switch to low for an hour. I'd
say as long as you give it 3 hours, it will blend in the flavors
together for the most pleasing taste to the palet!
NOTE: This takes the BIG OVAL CROCK POT. But you can cut the recipe about in 1/2 and use the regular size crock pot.