this is one of my favourite quick and easy to prepare slow cooker meals. for birthday parties (all our kids were born in months that are cooler for morning parties) i make this overnight and then serve it thicker as a dip with corn chips and sour cream. for dinner i serve it runnier with steamed rice and cheese on top.
it's very versatile as you can use all tinned products (as i do on work days) or fresh, if you have the time - and the products available!
500g lean beef mince (optional, if not used simply add 2-3 extra tins of beans etc)
1-2 onions, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
cumin, coriander, oregano, chilli / paprika / cayenne pepper / jalapeno peppers - approx 2 tabs of the first two, 1 tabs of oregano, and to taste for the last (i'm not even going to guess how much as i always end up with too much and ryan can't eat it lol)
a bit of cinnamon can be nice too.
fry til brown then place in slow cooker. (browning is optional, i prefer it but others don't worry)
place in slow cooker:
800 - 1600g (2-3 tins) of any combination of red kidney beans, 4 bean mix, cannelini beans and chick peas
maybe around 1200-1600g 3-4 tins of tomatoes (diced, crushed or whole). you can also use up any pasta sauce, sugo etc you might have stashed in the fridge.
chicken or beef stock - a few cubes / spoons of powder
vegies as desired including diced sweet potato, diced potato, diced capsicum of any colour, diced zucchini
when cooked serve with whatever you prefer of teh following: