Saturday, September 20, 2014


This is one of our cheap turn-to meals when we are feeling the financial pinch but in need of a substantial fill.
We eat is as a meat-free option – in fact, my meat-loving husband thought that it contained meat as it was so filling and ‘bulky’, he was shocked when I said we hadn’t been putting mince in it for months.  It’s a great winter warmer and can be made in a pan or a slow cooker.
slow cooker chilli
Serves 6 with more to spare.
Basic ingredients:
2 tins of chopped tomatoes.
2 tins of baked beans.
1 tin of chilli beans (we like it mild, add 2 tins for a stronger chilli taste).
We change it up with these optional ingredients:
1 tin of butterbeans.
1 tin of sweetcorn.
Chopped mushrooms.
A diced onion.
Minced beef or lamb can be added if desired.
Ok, let’s do this!
  1. It’s simple.  Open the tins and chuck it all in a pan!  If using mince, brown in a pan first before adding to other ingredients.
We make this in the slow-cooker and leave it on medium heat for around 4-5 hours.
Serve with rice or mashed potato and vegetables.

1 comment:

  1. this looks good Julia - faff-free scoffing, most excellent!