1 lb ground beef, extra lean
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 16 ounce can tomato sauce
1 4.5 ounce can chopped chilies, drained
1 15 ounce can chickpeas, undrained
1 15.5 ounce can pinto beans, undrained
1 15.5 ounce can kidney beans, undrained
1 tablelspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
1 teaspoon red cayenne pepper


Brown beef, bell pepper and onion in a medium skillet over medium high heat until cooked through. Sprinkle with seasonings as they are cooking.
Drain any fat remaining and transfer to crock pot. Add the beans, chilies, chickpeas, tomatoes & tomato sauce. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.