Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

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Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne is a classic slow cooker recipe that everyone must try. It's easy to make and a great way to make a chilli taste great!

Serves 4
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time about 6 hours on medium


  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 500g of minced beef
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • Handful of chives, chopped
  • 200ml soured cream
  • 1 Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped


  1. Fry the onions, garlic and green pepper in a pan until soft, then add the minced beef and fry until lightly browned.
  2. Blend together the chilli powder, flour, brown sugar, cumin, oregano, paprika and tomato puree to make a paste. Stir the paste, canned and fresh tomatoes, thyme and seasoning into the pan. Add the bay leaf too.
  3. Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook for 3 - 7 hours dependant on heat setting. One hour before serving add the kidney beans.
  4. Check the seasoning, add a touch more salt & pepper if required.
  5. Just before serving, mix the chopped chives into the soured cream to serve with the chilli.

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    Alice Brewer says
    Onions are not on the list either! How many?
    Posted about over 3 years ago
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    Alexandra Jones says
    Do you think this could be made with meat substitute?
    Posted about almost 4 years ago
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    David Stephens says
    Oops! Thanks for letting us know, this is now fixed.
    Posted about almost 4 years ago
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    Rosalyn Athey says
    The garlic is not on the ingredients list!
    Posted about almost 4 years ago
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