It's Saturday and I'm emailing you! That's because I'm making chili to bring over to a friend's house for a potluck and I got to thinking of emailing you my thoughts on chili.
so I am! :-)
Chili is one of the very first things that people usually make in their slow cooker. MANY people think chili is simple -- just add a bit of this & a bit of that and cook it and then it will magically turn into chili.
That's only half-true. Once you understand flavor profiles and seasonings you can totally make up your own family recipe for chili. But if you are a novice cook or haven't had the opportunity to learn the difference between spices, I do suggest following a recipe.
I've made a ton of chili over the years, and these are my favorites.
(PS --> if you want to "cheat" and use canned chili and put it in the crockpot to bring to a potluck, the best canned version is made by Staggs
(this isn't an ad. they aren't paying me. BUT if you work for Staggs and *want* to pay me, you can! ;-) )
(another PS --> if you're gluten free, choose the Staggs 2-bean Classic)