This is a very mild and meaty chili. I like to serve it over corn chips with a bit of shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream on top.
2 lbs. ground beef
2-3 Tb. chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 - 15 oz. can chili beans
2 - 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
2 T. brown sugar
1 can of water
In a skillet, brown 2 lbs. ground beef with onion and garlic, drain fat.
Add hamburger, onion/garlic mixture to crock pot along with remaining ingredients.
Season to taste with chili powder, salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours with lid slightly ajar so steam can escape. Stir occasionally.