Chili Crock Pot Recipe

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Hello!  I’m linking up with Mel from The Larson Lingo for her third annual crock pot link-up!  I bought a crock pot a few years ago, but it’s only been more recently that I’ve actually used it.  I’ve always been hesitant to use the crock pot and made a dish a while back that turned out awful.  It was overcooked and didn’t taste good AT ALL.  My biggest hesitation is that the dishes seem to get overcooked and mushy.  Plus, I’m gone more than 9 hours a day and that’s just too long (in my opinion) for something to be cooking.  Yes, I’m weird like that!

Anyway, now that I have two young kiddos and work full time, it’s very difficult to cook long, complicated meals.  So, I turned to Pinterest and blogs to find good crockpot recipes.  Yesterday, I made a healthy quinoa chili from Six Sisters Stuff.  It turned out quite yummy and tasted even better with avocado and some shredded cheese on top.

My routine lately is to make two dinners on Sunday (one that we will eat that evening and another one I can heat up on Mondays since my son has music class and we don’t get home until after 5:30).  This way, I’m home when I make my crock pot meals and don’t have to worry about super mushy, burnt food in my crock pot!

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One of our favorite crock pot meals is a taco chicken bowl.  So, so easy and delicious!  The chicken curry on Mel’s blog looks delicious, so that might be on the list for next week. My plan is to make a different crock pot recipe every week or every other week, at least through this fall and winter.   Now off to find some new crock pot recipes!

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