Essentially the chilli is done as soon as the tomatoes and kidney beans are warmed through, but the longer it simmers the better the flavors will become. I've transfered the dish to the oven at step 5 and left it on low for a few hours before and it's been fine, just leave the beans out until last as they can overcook.
Thanks for pointing that out, we've fixed the recipe. - 20 May 2013
The stages of this recipe are all over the shop lol Step 3 should be step 1 Anyway I really like this recipe, although dont see how it can be cooked longer like it says,as its not got a lot of spare liquid in it. Will def make it again! - 16 May 2013