Marlas’ Chili

As the days start to get colder and the shorter we start to reach for comfort foods. One of my best friends shared this chili recipe with me years ago. It remains one of our favourite winter meals. It is best served with warm garlic toast. It is so quick and easy to whip up as a freezer meal.  Simply thaw and let simmer in a crockpot. The longer it simmers the better it tastes.



One Large Freezer bag. Labelled with recipe name and cooking directions

Add all ingredients to large labelled freezer bag

2 lbs cooked ground beef or turkey (2 cups cooked ground meat=1lb)

½ cup green pepper chopped

½ cup red pepper chopped

1 can kidney beans with liquid 10 oz

1 can mushrooms with liquid 10 oz

1 can chick peas with liquid10oz

½ cup chopped onion

3 garlic cloves

1 can diced tomatoes 24oz

2 packets old Elpasso chili seasoning. Or this homemade CHILI SEASONING recipe


Cooking Directions:

Thaw in fridge over night. In a container incase of leakage.

Dump the contents of the freezer bag into crockpot. Cook on low 10 hours.  The longer the better.

Serve with fresh bread, or garlic bread and a salad

TIPS *Don’t forget to multiply ingredients and make at least 4 meals at one time. Just line up your bags on the counter and add your ingredients to each bag in one session. One for supper and 3 for the freezer.


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