We have Girl Scouts so the crock pot is a must every other Monday so that when we are done at 6, the meal is pretty much ready to go. So I dug around the freezer and found a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground chicken. I took that a threw it in the crock pot with about three cans of beans I found in the pantry along with a can of diced tomatoes, and a can of tomato sauce. I took about a tablespoon of chili powder and garlic powder and mixed it all together. I did not brown the meat before sticking it in because I figured it will cook down nicely in the crock pot.