1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 pound boneless beef chuck steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage, cooked and drained
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 cup hot chunky salsa
1/3 cup medium pearl barley
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons jarred roasted minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups beef stock
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1Place all ingredients except cheese and chips in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours.
2Stir in cheese until melted. Serve with chips.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes 12 servings (4 quarts)
1-1/3 cups: 359 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1062mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein.