This chili is so easy because most of it comes from a can! It's a great way to use food storage things (and an easy recipe to keep food on-hand for the making of it!). It is very versatile and can be prepared spicy or not, sweet or savory. If you like it spicy, follow the extra ingredients list at the end. Try the Sweet Corn Bread recipe with it. They go so well together!
In a crock pot place:
1 can white beans (Great Northern or pinto), drained
1 can red beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can pork and beans, drained
1 can corn (or use a bag of frozen corn)
1/4 cup any BBQ sauce you prefer
3 cans tomato sauce
2 Tbl real bacon bits
1 Tbl minced garlic (3-4 cloves, minced)
1 pound ground beef, browned
For spicy chili add:
1 can chipotle peppers
1/4 cup Frank's sauce
1/4 cup jalapenos
2 Tbl chili powder
If you like the sauce to have more of a sweet and sour taste, add:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
I pretty much add all of the above.
Cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours.