Slow Cooked Chilli RECIPE

slow cooked chilli

I have loved chilli since I was about 5 years old but we always used to use a sachet, which I do still love now. one of the first things hubby cooked me was a chilli and since we bought a slow cooker he has made it many times in the morning before work, so we could have a slow cooked chilli when we got home.

slow cooker

Here is his recipe:

Ingredients for Slow Cooked Chilli

Serves 4

  • 500g of extra lean beef mince
  • 1 400g tin of kidney beans 400g
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pepper chopped
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 40og
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic crushed or finely chopped.
  • 1 tsp on mild or hot chilli powder
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 a tsp of oregano
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tsp of Bisto Best Beef Gravy
  • 1tbsp of olive or vegetable oil

kidney beans


– Turn the slow cooker on low.

– Fry onions in a saute pan with the lid on until they are soft and translucent. Stir regularly to avoid burning.

– Make a space for the garlic in the pan and add the garlic, pouring some oil on it. The garlic should shallow fry in the pool of oil. This should take 2 minutes until the garlic is slightly browned.

– Pour all the spices on the garlic and onion and stir. Fry for 30 seconds, mixing well with the oil.

– Add the mince and stir well, ensuring the onions and spices are mixed into the meat. Add more oil if the spices are sticking.

– Gentle brown the mince all over. Don’t worry too much if slightly pink, as going into the slow cooker.

browning beef mince

– Add the chopped tomatoes and stir in well with the mince.

– Add the gravy granules and mix in well.

– Add the kidney beans and sweetcorn and stir.

– Bring to the boil and once simmering, add to slow cooker and stir.

– Leave for 8-10 hours and serve with basmati rice.

The 8-10n hours cooking time changes the texture of the meat, despite it already being cooked. Delicious!

slow cooked chilli


Have a look at some of my previous recipes for Thai Salmon Green Curry and Tuna Pasta Salad.

slow cooked chilli recipe



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  1. May 25, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    I think I am going to have this a try. I have been looking for a good chilli recipe to try.

  2. Debbie Skerten
    May 29, 2019 / 11:27 am

    I love my chilli to cook for a long time to infuse the flavours and it’s never crossed my mind to cook it in the slow cooker. Thank you for the recipe too. I shall be giving it a go.