Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Part of Southern treat last night, this was my best chili so far. Till now I didn’t wait for chili to simmer for hours. I thought chili is cooked, once everything else is cooked, what do I need to wait for? But the key to success is in letting everything cook together for hours. Learnt this from observing the best chili maker, Z Dad. He is my competition when it comes to chili, lamb, banana fosters, stuffing … I try to make these better than him, but never succeed. Z says, it’s good but not like Dad’s. 


  • 1.5 lb ground lean beef
  • 0.5 lb ground turkey
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp or more salt


  1. In a large pan brown beef and turkey. No need to add oil if your pan is non stick, beef has enough fat.
  2. Mix everything in slow cooker and let it cook for 4 hours on high or 8 on low.
  3. It’s ready to be served with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

It taste like Maharashtrian Usal’s meat version, so I always dream of eating it with a fresh pav. 




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