Slow cooker beef chilli

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. If you’re looking for some inspiration for other slow cooker recipes then be sure to check out my Easy slow cooker recipes (UK recipes).

Slow cooker beef chilli - A sneak peek at the end result
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Meal planning with mince

Mince is a fantastically versatile meat. It is cheap compared to other meat cuts and meal planning with mince is super easy. You can buy it in a variety of meats, and you can get lots of delicious vegetarian and vegan alternatives now. Any of the below featured easy beef mince recipes can be made with Quorn, or suitable meat equivalent.

I love to do my best to make meat stretch further. It saves money and means we reduce our environmental impact slightly too. Also, by switching to 5% fat mince where possible we’ve been able to reduce our calorie intake from our favourite meals! Adding vegetables too means we’ve increased the health benefits from our favourite meals, and we are saving some money too.

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15 minute spaghetti bolognese

Sometimes you just want a nice hearty bowl of spaghetti don’t you! This spaghetti bolognese is simple to prep, reasonably priced, quick to cook and most important – absolutely delicious! It takes just 15 minutes to make this spaghetti bolognese so is ideal for those nights when you’re a little pressed for time.

Get dinner on the table in a rush with this recipe. Scroll down a little for my printable recipe card!

15 minute spaghetti bolognese - the finished dish!
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