365 Days of Slow Cooking: Kickin' Chili (Dollar Store Challenge)

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Kickin' Chili (Dollar Store Challenge)

The food items from the dollar store needed for this chili recipe
  
Easy easy easy easy chili recipe in the slow cooker!

Blair from allfreeslowcookerrecipes.com issued a challenge to me:  Make a slow cooker recipe using only products from the dollar store.  I accepted the challenge (of course).  I headed to Dollar Tree with my daughter and we had fun looking up and down each aisle and then finally deciding on a spicy chili.  It was so easy...not to mention it serves 6 and cost $4.00!  If you're not into spicy stuff then just buy regular diced tomatoes instead of the tomatoes with the green chiles.

Makes 6 servings

2 (13 oz) cans of chili with beans ($2.00)
2 (13 oz) cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles (came in a bonus 2-pack so they were $1.00 total)
1 (14 oz) can corn, drained ($1.00)

1.  Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker.  Stir until combined.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours until flavors are blended.
3.  Serve with sour cream and cheese, if desired.

Review:
Easiest recipe ever.  Plus it was totally budget-friendly.  It was a little too spicy for my taste (next time I would just buy regular diced tomatoes).  I added some sour cream to cool it down a bit and that helped.  But for those of you who like things hot hot hot you'd love this.  If you're cooking- challenged this is a good way to make "homemade" chili to bring to the potluck or to the neighbor's house without really having to cook (they'll think your a star).
 4 stars.  Thanks for the challenge, Blair!!

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10 comments:

  1. Are you kidding? This is not cooking--it is "can opening"

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  2. Great idea! Always need more slow cooker recipes, and this one has protein and flavor. Yum. :)

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  3. Anonymous29/3/12 10:10

    Sometimes opening a can is all you have time for.....

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  4. I agree. Sometimes it's also all you can afford! Our budget is so tight, sometimes $5/meal dinners is too expensive. A meal like this can be a dream. (Husband is ill, will only get progressively worse, cannot ever work again.)

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    1. Hope you are using Budget101.com and the Prudenthomaker websites,wonderful tips and budget meals.

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  5. Lovely recipe its help us for made cooking i try it soon as soon i like your blog.

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  6. This is a great chili recipe! Loved the corn in it. However, like some, I can't take much heat, so I put it over rice. I too am economically challenged. The rice "cools" it off and makes it go further.

    Ann

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  7. This is a great chili recipe! Loved the corn in it. However, like some, I can't take much heat, so I put it over rice. I too am economically challenged. The rice "cools" it off and makes it go further.

    Ann

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  8. My only concern is the sodium level. If canned food is an occasional treat, OK but our bodies need "real" food.

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  9. for those on a fixed income who miss the food stamp mark by a few bucks (I make $2 too much on my disability LOL) and this will feed me for three or four days - it's a God send - I have to choose between my prescriptions and groceries MOST months - and have gone up to four days with NO food so all you bitchers quit complaining about it being can opening and loved the serving over rice idea - I ate - THAT was what counted for me

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