The Best Gluten Free Slowcooker 2 Bean Chili Served Half & Half

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Anyonita Nibbles Best Slowcooker 2 Bean Chili
The Best Slowcooker 2 Bean Chili is filled with loads of flavor and lots of vegetables.
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Everybody has a go-to chili recipe. In fact, I have multiple go-to chili recipes (veggie chili, diet chili, chicken chili, spicy chili...) but one day in March I was craving chili and none of those go-to recipes sounded good at the time. With a craving and a need to whip up something that my boys could eat whenever they wanted, I consulted my favorite recipes and came up with a compromise. It's the first of May and we've already had this recipe three times (not counting the leftovers we'll eat for lunch today)! In my book, any recipe you happily eat three times in a month is a keeper and deserves to be called "the best".  It's also kid-friendly and Callum loved it!

Trust me, guys, you'll want to pin this and make it the next time you're craving chili! There's a secret ingredient that adds a lovely depth and sweetness to the chili. We serve it like you see in the photos--half and half with rice and chips. There's a little restaurant five minutes walk up the road from our flat and they serve all of their comforting stews, casseroles and curries half and half and I think it's a brilliant idea! Who says you can't have two starches??

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For the chili
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1 spring onion, diced
1 cup frozen sweet corn
1 cup frozen peas
1 400g can chili beans
1 350g can cannellini beans
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp coriander leaf
1 tbsp almond meal (this is the stellar secret ingredient!)
1400g can chopped tomatoes with herbs
1 tsp sugar
250g beef mince
salt and pepper

Anyonita Nibbles kids portion of the best slowcooker 2 bean chili
All right, let's cook:
Melt the butter with the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and saute until the onions are soft.
Pour the contents of the sauce pan into the slow cooker. Toss in the coriander leaf and the mince.
Add the beans, tomatoes, sugar and almond.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4.
An hour before serving add the frozen peas and corn to the slowcooker.
Serve with half portions of basmati and chunky chips/steak fries and spring onion.

Anyonita Nibbles | The best slowcooker 2 bean chili with half basmati rice and half chips
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  1. I love chili. Making it in a slowcooker is the absolute best way too because it is hands off and can cook for hours.

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  2. The chili looks good and pretty easy to make too! I had never heard of serving 'half & half'...I learn something new everyday! Thanks so much for joining the Rock N Share party! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

    1. I hadn't heard of half & half until I came to the UK, but it makes so much sense to me! Best of both worlds :)

  3. Sounds delicious! I am slowly catching up with stuff on my blog, and will join in again very soon. Promise! :)

    1. Thanks! :) No worries; I have a backlog of blogs to visit, too! Never enough time in the day, eh?

  4. I love collecting chili recipes and this one will be a great one to try! I especially like the addition of corn and peas which give added texture and color. A real "kid-pleaser" for sure!

    1. Yes, it is a kid pleaser & a sneaky one, too! :) Thank you for the comment!


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