Here's a new Applemania! recipe that was a big hit at my house. With chilly autumn evenings and apples everywhere, it's a great meal to make in the crock pot and simmer all afternoon.
Use organic beans, spices and produce plus free range meat.
The apples give it a bit of a fresh, sweet taste without adding sugar.
1# ground beef
In a large cast iron skillet brown meat
Remove meat; in the same pan, saute the following;
1 med candy onion - chopped
1 green pepper - diced
2 med apples - chopped
Return meat to pan and add the following;
1 can black beans
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can chili beans
Any combination of beans will work but these made a colorful stew.
2 cans crushed tomatoes or 2 quarts home canned
Simmer slowly on stove top or in crock pot for a of min. 2-3 hours.
Season with chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, sea salt and pepper to taste.
For a sweeter twist, add a few chocolate chips or a chocolate kiss to your bowl. You can't really taste the chocolate but it gives it a good flavor.
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