Beef and Bean Chilli

Why not try this simple, stress free recipe for an all-time favourite winter warmer, a Beef and Bean Chilli. A delicious one-pot dish of Beef and Bean Chilli is a great way to warm up the family on a lazy winter afternoon. 

Serves: Eight

Time: Five hours


  • 350 grams ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika


In a large pan cook the beef, onion, sweet pepper and garlic over medium heat until browned. Drain fat. Transfer meat mixture to a slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, cocoa powder, chilli powder, cumin, and paprika.

Cover and cook on a high-heat setting for four to five hours. Serve with rice or sourdough bread if desired.

Written by Kat