8 ounces Safeway italian sausage
2 cup (2 large) chopped onion
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes
2 15-ounce cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
4-6 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cook meat, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. In crockpot, combine meat mixture, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil and pepper. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hoursor on high-heatsetting for 4-5 hours.
Makes about 10 cups (8 main-dish servings).