I am still a bit under the weather today so I needed something to knock this out of me. So since I have not made chili in so long this is what I chose.
I started out yesterday soaking and pre-cooking some dried pinto beans. I do this by placing the dried beans in the crockpot. Cover with water and cook on low for about 5-6 hours. Then I drained and rinsed them.
This morning I took the beans out of the refrigerator and placed them back into the crockpot. I added a large can of crushed tomatoes, a jar of spaghetti sauce, water (I just filled the spaghetti jar up), one pound of hamburger, one pound of sausage and chili seasonings. I mixed it all in the crockpot and cooked for about 4 hours on low.
Nothing goes with chili better than cornbread. I was so excited when I found a recipe using the bread maker on Bread Machine Diva. My bread machine has a cake setting that I had never used until today. This bread was SO good! My family said it tastes a lot like what you get at Cracker Barrel.
I honestly think it is better than Cracker Barrel because it is not have as much oil in it. I certainly have missed using my bread machine. Now that lunch is all cleaned up I have a loaf of pumpernickel in the bread maker. This is my husband's favorite bread! So he will be pretty surprised.
So how has your Sunday been?