2(15 oz)cans mixed beans, drained 1-15 oz. can northern beans 2(15 oz)cans pinto beans 2(15 oz)cans red kidney beans 64 oz. V8 juice 2 tablespoons chili powder ½ cup chopped onions 1½ pounds lean ground beef 1 Bay Leaf, crumbled 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper Hot Sauce, to taste Shredded colby/jack cheese
Brown ground beef with onions, drain grease. Open all beans, pour into colander to drain; remove fat & run water over beans to remove all juices. Place beans, ground beef, V8 juice, chili powder, bay leaf, hot sauce, and crushed red pepper into crock pot. Cook on high heat for one hour; then on low heat for about 5 hours. Stir occasionally. When ready to serve, put shredded cheese on top of each bowl.