Precook ground beef, add this and vegetables, seasonings, tomatoes, broth and beans to your crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours on low or 5-6 hrs. on high. If you want it thinner and more soupy add a bit of water, for more spice dice up a poblano pepper and add in at the beginning. On the stovetop brown your meat and then add other ingredients, simmer for at least 20 minutes on low heat.