SLOW COOKER WESTERN CHILI
Decrease oil to 1 tbsp; heat in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef, stirring and breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to slow cooker. Stir in 1 can (156 ml) tomato paste and remaining ingredients; cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Crushing fennel seeds releases t h e i r l icorice- like flavour. Mediterranean C h ickp e a Stew