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help me with my slow cooker chili

I often make chili in the crock pot with some type of meat, (ie. boneless chicken thighs), can of corn, can of black beans, can of diced tomatoes and then added chopped onions and green peppers. I usually season with taco seasoning and some hot sauce. The kids and I used to love it, but now, I want to kick it up a notch. Can you give me some variations on the ingredients or seasonings to change it up a bit. Thanks.

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  1. I make a vegetarian chili and something that helps to pop the flavours is the addition of lime juice.

    1. Chuck (cubed or coarse ground)
      Onions
      Chile puree (ancho and New Mexico)
      Ro-Tel
      Lone Star
      Oregano
      Garlic powder
      Salt

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        1. re: lilmomma

          It is a light lager style beer from Texas.

          1. re: lilmomma

            Probably Lone Star beer. Formerly of San Antonio, now owned by Pabst.

          2. re: CDouglas

            No cumin? It's not chili without it.

            1. re: TroyTempest

              Seconded.

              edit: I mean the cumin. Darn CH and wacky thread ordering.

              1. re: TroyTempest

                Right you are, I forgot that:

                Chuck (cubed or coarse ground)
                Onions
                Chile puree (ancho and New Mexico)
                Ro-Tel
                Lone Star
                Cumin
                Oregano
                Garlic powder
                Salt

                1. re: CDouglas

                  That sounds a lot like my recipe (which is just a modification of Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm), except i usually use minced garlic. Sometimes beer, sometimes without.
                  I use canned tomatoes, but i bet Ro-tel are good in there.

                  1. re: TroyTempest

                    Ro-Tel really makes it for me. I could eat that stuff straight out of the can.

            2. Mole paste & Abuelita chocolate!