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HOMEMADE slow cooker healthy chilli

Slow cooker healthy chilli

A mix of a bean chilli and chilli con carne. Slow cooker healthy chilli is perfect to put on as your leaving for work and come back to a dish that is ready to go!

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Calories 251 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • frying pan


  • 750 g lean 5% fat beef
  • 2 tins Red Kidney beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 tin Chickpeas Drained and rinsed
  • 2 beef stock pots
  • 300 g white mushrooms Sliced
  • 250 g Chestnut mushrooms Sliced
  • 3 Bell peppers cut into chunks
  • 450 g fresh tomatoes I used cherry as they were on offer
  • 1 400ml Tomato Passata
  • 2 large onions
  • half pint water


  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Dried Chilli Flakes
  • half Tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper Adjust this to your own tastes


  • Prepare all your vegetables, rinse and drain the beans and chickpeas set aside

brown the mince

  • Heat a pan on a medium heat
  • Pop the mince in (I like to throw in a handful of the onions aswell)
  • Crush the garlic and add to pan
  • Brown for 5-10 minutes
  • About 1 minute before you remove from the heat. Add in spices to wake them up!
  • If you are intending to split the batches for varying heat leave out the chilli flakes and cayenne until later

Slow cooker set up

  • Layer half of your Vegetables, beans and peas at the bottom
  • Add the browned seasoned beef
  • add stock pot
  • layer remainder of vegetables, beans and peas

add the liquids

  • Put in your water and passata


  • on low for 6hrs
  • on high 4hrs
  • But the longer you leave it the better the flavour

Split batches

  • about 30 mins before completion split batches to desired amounts
  • Add chilli and cayenne to one
  • Leave the other for the antispice people


  • I like to let mine do it naturally, so I leave the lid off and crank up the heat to full for half an hour/ until it's at my preferred thickness
  • To skip this step you cab add some corn flour and thicken it that way!

Serve and enjoy, You've earned it!

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