Preparation time: 30mins
Cooking time: 5+hrs
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Dietary guidance: n d
Onion- very large, chopped
Garlic- 4 cloves, diced
Bacon- 1LB fried crisp and chopped/crumbled
Red Potatoes- 3 medium, diced (you may parboil first if desired)
Corn- 12oz (I use frozen)
Diced/crushed tomatoes- 2 28oz cans
Tomato Sauce- 12oz
Tomato Paste-12 oz
Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce- 8oz (half a bottle...or use sauce of choice)
Jalapenos- 4oz can, diced
Beef- 2LBS, use stew meat or your cut of choice, cubed
Beans- 3 or 4 15oz cans of different types
Chili Powder, 1/3c
White Sugar, 1/3c
Cook bacon, chop or crumble when cool enough to handle. Parboil potatoes now if you are going to, they will probably take longer to cook than the meat if you don't parboil but just leave the crockpot on and it'll turn out.
*Make sure you get the potatoes into smallish cubes or they will take too long to cook*
Chop onion and garlic, dice potatoes if you haven't parboiled them.
Add to the crockpot along with corn.
Cube steak and add to the crockpot.
Drain and rinse the beans.
Add all of the tomato ingredients, the BBQ sauce, peppers, beans, bacon, chili powder and sugar.
Stir everything well and turn the crockpot on high.
Check after about 5 hours to see if the potatoes and meat are done, if not, keep cooking:)
Serve with corn bread or garlic bread, if desired top with sour cream, chopped onion, cheese, bacon bits etc.