This is a great basic recipe. I had to use ground turkey and kidney beans because it's what I had on hand. Although the Mexican-style stewed tomatoes gives it a little kick, we do prefer our chili a little spicier. Next time I'd add some jalapenos and cayenne to the mix. I also made mine in my IP because it's too hot to turn on the stove. I topped it with shredded cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos and hot sauce! Definitely a quick weeknight meal everyone will enjoy and most of the ingredients are probable already in your pantry.
Since I am by myself, I cut the cans to 1 each instead of 3 and just used smaller onions and bell peppers. Plus I have purchased a smaller crock pot which is a good idea for some recipes. Nice change.
I made this excellent chili with just a few minor modifications. I added in 2 cans of whole kernel corn and 1 yellow bell pepper chopped up. I also added in a can of pitted black olives cut in half for more texture, also sauteed up 2 large chicken breasts and chopped them up for the chicken portion. Very, very good 2 meals!~