Chili is one of those really versatile foods that can be personalized by each child (and adult). The great thing about chili is you can sneak all kinds of vegetables into it and the kids usually don't know. Onions and tomatoes are a given because I just can't imagine making chili without them, bell peppers of any color are great; the flavors are usually mild and on the sweet side so the kids don't notice.
2 12 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (you can also use 3 diced medium tomatoes )
1 can or 12 oz. of beef broth
1 8 oz. glass of water
1/2 cup of crushed tortilla chips (as a thickener, you can also use 2 tbsp. of flour mixed with 2 tbsp. of water)
Salt to taste
1Put the everything except the broccoli into the slow cooker and set on low.
2Cook for 4+ hours.
3Right before you are ready to serve, add the broccoli and give it a good stir.
4Serve immediately with chips, sour cream, cheese, diced tomatoes, diced onions, hot sauce, whatever you happen to like on your chili. You can also pick up some turkey dogs or low fat all beef hot dogs if you like chilidogs.