How is it October already? This summer seemed to have flown by and here in Michigan, September was a weekly occurrence of all four seasons! We could have the air on during the day and the heat on at night.

This weekend I realized I have not touched my crock pot in a long time leading me to how many crock pot recipes I can transition to my Hot Logic. As we finally had some cold weather, I decided to give my chili recipe a try.

When I cook chili, I often brown the meat in my skillet first, then add it to my chili mix but this time I decided to make it as a dump meal. Now I will say, as a total Hot Logic lover I almost NEVER state the things I find bad or hard about using it (I really don't find many) but I will say, it is harder to make a large vat of chili in the Hot Logic vs the Crock Pot but it did work.

I made my chili in the 9x13 so I could get the most of the space/dishes that I have. I rarely use a chili recipe and often just dump in what I feel like but here is the recipe I used this time. The picture below is my left overs that I bought for lunch.



  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers (for an extra heat)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of Baked beans (I love the slight hint of BBQ flavor)
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of ketchup
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper, Garlic powder, onion powder, Smoked paprika, Chili pepper (use to heat liking)


  1. Add the raw beef to the dish and break it up as much as possible. Season the beef with all of the seasonings. Cover most of the meat to ensure you get enough.
  2. Open the kidney beans and rinse them before adding to the dish.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the dish.
  4. Take on of the cans and fill twice with water, add to the dish.
  5. Cover and heat. 

My warning with this recipe is it is very hard to cook if you are moving as there is a lot of liquid to worry about. Also, the beef won't have a nice brown on it so it will be a little softer than normal.

It will make a lot so portion it our for leftovers or to freeze!

Do you like to add toppings to yours or eat it plain? When we eat our chili, we like to add a little bit of sour cream, Fritos, and cheese.


As we know, chili cook offs are a major hit. Do you have a go to chili recipe?! Share below in the comments!