I made chili in the crock pot yesterday, and it turned out really well. The original came from allrecipes.com, but I changed it so much that I think I can fairly claim this recipe as my own. Enjoy!
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-2 cans diced tomatos, undrained (I used a little more than one 14.5 oz can, because that was what I had. You can decide how much you want.)
15 oz. tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 T. chili powder (double this if you want it spicy - I made mine so that the boys could comfortably eat it.)
2 t. salt
1/2 - 1 t. pepper
shredded cheddar (garnish)
Brown and drain ground beef. Mix all ingredients (except cheese) in the crock pot. Cooking time is very flexible - I cooked it on high for two hours and then low for about 3.5. You could also cook it on low all day, or on high just for about 2-3 hours. I like it cooked longer because the flavors can meld better, but you really can just cook it for as long as you have available. When you're ready to eat, sprinkle shredded cheddar on top of each bowl.
(I wish I'd thought to take a picture of this, but I didn't. :( Sorry!)