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Slow cooker beef chilli is a real Winter warming dish and it is very straightforward to prepare. I am a huge fan of using my slow cooker, especially during Winter. I love being able to throw everything together and then at the end of the day, there is a lovely meal. By documenting my recipes I’ve been able to start being more consistent with the taste and thickness of sauces too! Anyway, this slow cooker beef chilli is a firm favourite in our home and here is a little sneak peek at the end result. If you want to get on with cooking this then skip near the end of this post for my slow cooker beef chilli recipe card.
Ingredients for slow cooker beef chilli
300g beef mince
A tin of kidney beans
A tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon of chilli powder
1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika
2 teaspoons of oregano
2 teaspoons of cumin
A square of dark chocolate – I used 85% green & blacks as I already had this in
3 garlic cloves
One fresh chilli
Method for slow cooker beef chilli
You can start by browning off the onions and mince if you choose. I don’t bother personally. The end result is still delicious. The slow cooker ensures that things are cooked thoroughly and safely.
This is what mine looks like before cooking (note the raw onions):
I personally let this cook for around 8 hours on low. You could cook this in 4 hours on high or leave it even longer on low if you are going to be busy. It is a really forgiving dish that needs no attention.
Serving suggestion for slow cooker beef chilli
This is quite a versatile dish. You could serve it with tortillas (find my recipe here). You could turn the tortillas into tortilla chips. You could also serve on top of a baked potato, with a salad, as a pizza topping or with rice. Leftovers can be frozen, as they have now been cooked. Leftovers are quick to defrost in the microwave too.
How to make my slow cooker beef chill:
slow cooker beef chilli
- 300 g beef mince 5%
- 80 g lentils
- 2 onions
- Mixed peppers
- 1 tin kidney beans
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp of chilli powder
- 1/2 tbsp of smoked paprika
- 2 tsp of oregano
- 2 tsp of cumin
- 1 square of dark chocolate
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 fresh chopped chilli
Brown the onions and mince. (Optional)
Put everything into your slow cooker.
Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
You can leave longer if needed.
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You can also read my meal planning with mince post for more inspiration on what to do with leftover mince.
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