To remedy that, I hired Jill Welch, a personal chef (aka the Kitchen Goddess and also a home birth midwife) and she gave me a few private cooking lessons.
I have changed her recipe over the years and it has morphed into what is below. I usually only make it once a year on Halloween. It makes a TON of food. I usually cook it fresh (as opposed to assembling and freezing like my other slow cooker freezer recipes) and then we eat of it for several days and then I freeze the leftovers in 2 cup portions. I love making it for Halloween, we usually always have some sort of party before and after trick or treating and it is a such an easy way to feed a lot of people for cheap.
This makes a ton of chili. As you can see, it fills my 6 quart slow cooker up, which is great, because that means lots of chili to put in the deep freezer!
If you are interested in more slow cooker freezer recipes check out my cookbook From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season.