Crockpot Veggie Chili

I finally got a crockpot!!!!!!  I have read so much about the magical wonders of crockpots but I have never owned one until now.  AND  I got a fantastic deal.  My goodness, I love Black Friday.  My mom and I went to Kohl's and look how much we saved!!  One of my greatest secret pleasures is looking at the receipt and seeing how much money you saved.  Actually, it's not even secret.  Most people know I'm a sucker for a good deal.  Groupon, Living Social, Yipit, Woot and all coupon apps (yes I have a few) are made for crazy people like me.  Oh, and can't forget happy hours… of course.

Who wouldn't love saving $472???

Anyways, I lugged all my new items and this sucker from California to Austin (I found out later TSA inspected my bag, haha).  I knew the first thing I wanted to make was veggie chili.  From the days back in my sorority, Armando would cook this turkey chili along with this amazing veggie chili.  Then I got hooked on the Vegetarian Chili at Trader Joe's, which I always kept stocked in my pantry.  Since Austin doesn't have a Trader Joe's (although one is coming soon!!!!!), I have been sad and veggie chili-less.

I chose a pretty standard and simple recipe.  It turned out pretty good for my first chili, but I think for the next one, I'm going to alter the recipe and add a few more things to it.

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