Brown & drain 1# extra lean ground beef. While it’s cooking, put into the crockpot: 16 oz of kidney beans (rinsed, drained), 16-20 oz tomatoes (undrained), 8 oz tomato sauce, 1 chopped onion, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 3 cloves garlic (or 1 1/2 t minced bottled garlic), 1 T chili powder, 1 1/2 t salt and fresh ground pepper. Drain beef well, add to crockpot. Mix well. Cook on low 6-8 hours.