Slow-cooked Chunky Beef Chilli

This is absolutely delicious and just 1 point per serving!  If tracking, it’s about 13 points (including 50g rice) – it depends on the cut of beef you use.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 lean beef steaks, cut into chunks
  • 2 flat tbsp plain flour (4 points)
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 – 4 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 200ml hot beef stock
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Splenda
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g tin of red kidney beans
  • salt
  • ground black pepper



  1. Put the beef, onions and garlic in a slow cooker.
  2. Add the flour, cumin, coriander, chilli powder, paprika, salt and pepper, and mix it all together.
  3. Add the stock, chopped tomatoes, Splenda, red kidney beans and oregano. Season well again.
  4. My slow cooker is not slow at all, so I cooked this on Low for 4 hours.


Served here with brown rice and cauliflower rice.

You could use 500g beef mince (5% fat) instead of the beef steaks if you prefer.  Just brown it before you put it into the slow cooker and you might need to add more stock as it is cooking.

18 thoughts on “Slow-cooked Chunky Beef Chilli”

  1. Hi again. Browsing your amazing website for meal ideas, I find it very inspiring.
    I was wondering if instead of beef can I use lean lamb or mutton mince/ steak ? Will it effect the no count status if the dish ?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi and thank you Nisa 💕💕 Unfortunately, lamb is not free on No Count but you could use any other meat in this recipe. It really is a good one 👍🏻💕 Helen xxxxxx

      1. Oh I didn’t know lamb wasn’t free on no count , have been using it all along and still managing to loose weight🤔, maybe I can speed it up by switching to beef. Thanks for the info.

        1. Hi Nisa, I’m sure having lamb once a week won’t make any difference – as you’ve already shown. 💕 It’s why there are no lamb recipes on this site. Hope you have a lovely day, 🤗 Helen xxxxx

    1. Hi and thanks Jo, this is one of my favourites. It’s already on my menu for next week again:-) Really glad you all enjoyed it! It would be good to make for after your open-air swimming, Helen xxx

    1. It’s good to hear that hubby loved it too Kelly – this meal is now a regular one for us. The meatball dish is another favourite, looking forward to hearing what you think about it. Helen xxx

  2. Made this with mince rather than steak and it was really tasty! As you advised a bit more liquid I made it with 350ml from the start as wasn’t going to be at home to check on it. Could have done with a bit less so I’ll adjust next time. I was generous with the spices and it had a lovely heat to it, husband was impressed, he got bread to mop up with at the end.
    Thank you ☺ x

    1. So glad you and hubby enjoyed it Charlotte and it’s good to hear it worked with the mince. My hubby and son mop up with bread too – sign of an enjoyable meal:-) Helen xxx

  3. Helen this looks so delicious- I’m going to make it tonight! I use oatmeal in my slow cooker stews to thicken, which is free on NC- I wonder if it would be ok in the chilli? Will let you know!!x

    1. I bet it’s lovely in the chilli – do let me know though! Hope you enjoy it Mands! The baking worked by the way:-) Helen xxx

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