Feb 6, 2013 15:53 Calico Chili Calico Chili Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGCalico Chili is a crowd-pleasing chili with a slightly sweet note. Lou Klaiber Feb. 06, 2013 Comments ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Calico Chili Serves 8 to 10. Recipe is by Lou Klaiber. Testing note: If the store is out of yellow or red peppers, as I found recently, I substituted green for yellow. The only real difference is the color. 3 lbs. lean ground beef ¾ cup diced onion 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 yellow pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 (16-oz.) can pinto beans 2 (16-oz.) cans kidney beans 2 (10-oz.) cans Ro-tel tomatoes, mild ½ cup sugar ¼ cup vinegar 1 tbl. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsps. chili powder 1 (16-oz.) can whole-kernel corn, drained 1 (16-oz.) can black beans 1 (16-oz.) jar mild taco sauce 2 bay leaves 1. Brown ground beef with onion and peppers. Drain excess fat. Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and cook in slow cooker for 4 to 6 hours. 2. This recipe may be cooked the day before and left in the refrigerator overnight for enhanced flavor. Reheat and remove bay leaves before serving.