Slow Cooked Buffalo Chilli

Ok, you don’t have to use buffalo. We stumbled across a farmers market last week and picked up few pieces of buffalo stewing steak. If you don’t have easy access to buffalo I would suggest beef as an alternative!

This chilli takes a while, but most of the time it doesn’t take much effort from you and is really easy. I tend to make a big batch and freeze it for weekdays when I’m in a hurry.

Ingredients (approx 4 portions)
1kg buffalo or beef, suitable for stewing (so a decent fat content!)
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp dried chilli flakes (or less, if you’re not so into the heat)
1 tsp each ground cumin, ground coriander and cocoa powder (or a bit of grated dark chocolate)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Dice your onions and gently fry until golden in a bit of ghee or olive oil. Crush the cloves of garlic and chuck them in at some point. Cut your meat even sized chunks, usually about 2-3cm square. Throw them in with the onion and garlic and allow to brown.

Throw in everything else, plus a bit of extra water. Cook for 2-3 hours or until the meat is soft and falling apart a bit. I said this was easy!




  1. […] Chili This is my standard recipe. I forgot to take a photo, but I made enough for two meals so me can be eaten this week and another […]

  2. This I HAVE TO TRY!!!! How have you cooked this? Oven (what temp?), slow cooker (hi – low?)…looks so good 🙂

    1. It varies to be honest – if I’ve got the oven on anyway I tend to stick it in there ideally about 160c. Otherwise I put the slow cooker on low for 8-10 hours!

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