Chili with Beans? This is often a controversial topic. The mere thought of using beans in a chili dish brings up the ire of a lot of people. After all, chili is often referred to as Chili Con Carne (Chili with Meat) but rarely as Chili Con Frijoles (Chili with Beans). But just as there are chili recipes with no beans, there are just as many recipes that include beans that turn out very delicious.Less expensive cuts of meat work just fine. When you are slow cooking, you can choose the cheaper cuts, such as chuck steak. Because the meat is cooked slowly over time, these less expensive cuts will melt in your mouth by the time they are finished.Microwave ovens are not only convenient for defrosting and reheating you can also cook pasta and rice as well as frozen dinners for the busy family. There's no excuse for not getting your five servings of daily vegetables when the microwave can have them cooked in a few minutes.The first documented recipe for crock pot chili ground beef dates way back to September 2, 1519. According to one legend, Spanish priests called the first chili "the soup of the devil" because they believed that chili peppers were an aphrodisiac. Hey, they may well be.Needless to say no dinner is finished without dessert. Don't be concerned, there are many slow cooked chili recipes for desserts. You will definitely have to save space for treats like Bananas Foster, Pumpkin-Cranberry Custard or especially for Homestyle Apple Brown Betty. You are going to discover delicious treats that can help finish off just about any meal.Also, if you have time, you can get all the seasoning and hole-punching done the night before. Then wrap well and refrigerate overnight. This allows the flavors to slow cooker chili mellow better.Now add all your other ingredients to the stock pot and bring the contents of the pot almost up to a boil but not quite. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue to cook at least three hours on low heat until the liquid reduces. If the ingredients in the pot get to thick add another cup of beef broth.These are just some of the tips you chili con carne accompaniments use when searching for time savers after work. Remember that the main focus is holding on to your sanity while maintaining a loving and nurturing relationship with your children and significant other. Being a working mother doesn't have to be a stressful situation as long as you assess your personal situation and find what schedules and tactics appeal to your family the best. And one tip for the road, when you step foot in the house after work kick off those heels! When I came home, the first thing I did was go into the bedroom and change into shorts, or workout gear. It helped me become more focused, I felt comfortable, and I embraced the joy of now it's "mommy" time!