Simple Slow-Cooked Chilli With Sun-dried Tomatoes Recipe

Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while is to update my Slow Cooked Chilli recipe. A lot of visitors land here searching on my old recipe, but I’ve since improved it!

So here it is, a new updated version with photos!

Simple Slow Cooked Chilli With Sun Dried Tomatoes – Serves 4

You will need:

Standard Slow Cooker

450g/1lb of Ground Minced Beef (I use extra lean)

1 Onion (chopped)

1 large Garlic Clove or 2 small (crushed)

1 large Red Pepper (diced)

1 can (400g/ 14oz) of Chopped Tomatoes

1 can (400g/14oz) Red Kidney Beans (rinsed and drained)

1/2 Jar (125g/4oz) of Sundried Tomatoes (diced)

1 Teaspoon of Hot Chilli Powder

1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin

Black pepper (to season as required)

Instructions:

In a pan soften the onion in a little oil – add the crushed garlic

Add the minced beef and brown.

Pour the browned meat onion and garlic to your slow cooker/crockpot.

Add all of the other ingredients and stir thoroughly

Leave for 4 hours on high or 8 on low.

Serve on a bed of rice and enjoy!

n.b This recipe can be stretched to increase portion size, or number of people served, by adding an extra can of chopped tomatoes. As for leftovers well take a peek below…

*Don’t forget that as tempting as it may be to lift the lid and have a stir or a sniff of the lovely aroma, that every time you do it will increase cooking time by 20 minutes.  Reduce the need to stir by always ensuring that you have stirred well when adding everything initially.

** Please note that I am not a qualified nutritionist or professional cook.  My recipes are what I put together at home and all amounts etc… are approximate. What I write is my own experience of cooking the recipe.  Ovens and ingredients do vary – just go with it,  have fun and apply common sense at all times!  Practise makes perfect!

Please feel free to share your own chilli recipes either here in the comments or over at Facebook!

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • nijah06 August 22, 2012, 7:27 pm

    Your chili looks so good I can eat it through the computer.

  • nijah06 August 22, 2012, 7:27 pm

    Your chili looks so good I can eat it through the computer.

  • Susan August 23, 2012, 2:40 am

    That looks totally yummy. I made the other chili you had posted – I don’t think it had any ground beef, just various beans. I will try this as well. We make chili here as a soup; I’ve never served it over rice before. Love the addition of sun dried tomatoes for a flavor kick. I would probably make it more soupy and serve with a pan of cornbread. Umm, umm it’s a perfect winter meal, or even if you’ve had enough of the summer heat and are looking forward to cooler temps!

  • Susan August 23, 2012, 2:40 am

    That looks totally yummy. I made the other chili you had posted – I don’t think it had any ground beef, just various beans. I will try this as well. We make chili here as a soup; I’ve never served it over rice before. Love the addition of sun dried tomatoes for a flavor kick. I would probably make it more soupy and serve with a pan of cornbread. Umm, umm it’s a perfect winter meal, or even if you’ve had enough of the summer heat and are looking forward to cooler temps!

  • Lauren August 23, 2012, 8:26 am

    Looks good Jo!

    My recipe is very similar, except I add more spices – double the spices, plus a teaspoon of smoked paprika. I like it spicy! Don’t add the sun dried tomatoes, as I never have them to hand. Think it would make a nice addition though. I’ll also add a handful of diced mushrooms if I have them, although they’re not officially in my recipe. Just like to sneak more veggies in wherever possible.

    Might make this tonight, love that it’s almost entirely storecupboard ingredients.

    • simplybeingmum August 24, 2012, 7:56 am

      You do like it spicy! 🙂 Sounds tasty… I’ll have to try some paprika!

  • Lauren August 23, 2012, 8:26 am

    Looks good Jo!

    My recipe is very similar, except I add more spices – double the spices, plus a teaspoon of smoked paprika. I like it spicy! Don’t add the sun dried tomatoes, as I never have them to hand. Think it would make a nice addition though. I’ll also add a handful of diced mushrooms if I have them, although they’re not officially in my recipe. Just like to sneak more veggies in wherever possible.

    Might make this tonight, love that it’s almost entirely storecupboard ingredients.

    • simplybeingmum August 24, 2012, 7:56 am

      You do like it spicy! 🙂 Sounds tasty… I’ll have to try some paprika!

  • Michelle August 23, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Just popped this in the slow cooker to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe. This is my first ever recipe cooked in a slow cooker!

    • simplybeingmum August 24, 2012, 7:57 am

      Good luck Michelle, and please let me know what you think?

      • Michelle August 28, 2012, 1:13 pm

        Fantastic 🙂 Mum, sis and friend all loved it too. Thank you x

  • Michelle August 23, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Just popped this in the slow cooker to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe. This is my first ever recipe cooked in a slow cooker!

    • simplybeingmum August 24, 2012, 7:57 am

      Good luck Michelle, and please let me know what you think?

      • Michelle August 28, 2012, 1:13 pm

        Fantastic 🙂 Mum, sis and friend all loved it too. Thank you x

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