Crock Pot Chili
1 pound ground round
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine or water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove -- minced
1 15oz can kidney beans -- drained
1 14.5oz can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and spices -- undrained
6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
Cook the ground round in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until brown, stirring to crumble. Add chopped onion and the next 7 ingredients (onion through garlic), and cook for 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Place meat mixture in an electric slow cooker, and stir in beans and tomatoes. Cover with lid, and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours. Spoon into bowls; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1-1/4 cups chili and 1 tablespoon cheese).
Note: The chili can be made on the stovetop if you don't have a slow cooker. After adding the beans and the tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 1-1/2 hours.