After a light Breakfast I went to Walmart to finish up some Christmas Shopping done. And what a warm morning to start, about 60 degrees! We had a high near 70 but cloudy with light showers. Better than 20 degrees and snow! Did manage to get the cart out for a while in between showers. Early today I got a Crock Pot full of 3 Bean Buffalo Chili on! Couldn't wait for dinner tonight!
I love this stuff! Made with Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99% Lean Buffalo, 3 different Beans, and a load of Spices. I enjoy this with Cornbread, Johnny Cakes, or just a big bowl of it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar or Shredded Smoked Gouda and a teaspoon of Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. Due to limited freezer space around the Holidays I hadn't had or made any in a while. But I just got an order of Wild Idea Buffalo Products I had ordered, made room in the freezer and made a big batch of it. Hope you love it as much as I do!
As I said I’ve been out of Chili for a while now so I'm ready! It’s loaded with nothing but good
* A note on the Beans I used. I normally use Bush Beans and used Bush Beans this time but i used the new Bush's Chili Beans (Red Beans) in Mild Chili Sauce, Bush's Chili Beans (Kidney Beans) in Mild Chili Sauce, and then my usual Bush's Cannellini Beans (White Kidney Beans).The new Bush's Beans in Chili Sauce work great, the Beans are bit bigger, excellent flavor, and a hint of heat.
When ready let Chili Fest begin! With the sweetness of the Buffalo combined with all those spices
Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili
2 lb. Wild Idea Ground Buffalo Ground Round, 99% Lean
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).
*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.
Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.