Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Mixture can be doubled to make enough for large families or to make a couple of different meals.

Submitted by Melissa McClelland

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Mixture can be doubled to make enough for large families or to make a couple of different meals.
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Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 onions
  • 6 cloves garlic or 6 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1-2 tsp chilli powder depending on personal preference ( I use 1)
  • Small pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cans red kidney beans

Instructions
 

  • I brown my mince, you don’t have to, it’s personal preference

BROWNING MINCE METHOD

  • 1. Heat oil in pan, add onion, garlic and celery. Stir over heat for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • 2. Add the beef mince, cook for 5 minutes until brown.
  • 3. Add chilli, cayenne and oregano, stir well.
  • 4. Mix in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper and kidney beans.
  • 5. Transfer to Slow Cooker and simmer on Low for at least 2 hours or HIGH for at least one hour or more. Times depend on your Slow Cooker and may vary so keep an eye on it for your fist time and adjust as required.

NON BROWNING MINCE METHOD

  • 1. If you don’t want to brown the meat first, just mix all the ingredients into a bowl or use the slow cooker bowl and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Times depend on your Slow Cooker and may vary so keep an eye on it for your fist time and adjust as required. Maybe get a wooden spoon to get the lumps out of the meat and stir every hour, unless you like the lumps then leave as is.

Notes

  • Serve on Jacket potatoes, with grated cheese and sour cream.
  • Or over rice.
  • Or on corn chips with grated cheese and sour cream.
  • Or layer in slow cooker as a lasagna with sour cream and grated cheese mixed together used as the cheese type sauce and use dry lasagna sheets.
  • So many options.
  • Mixture can be doubled to make enough for large families or to make a couple of different meals.
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12 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne”

  1. It was yummy….but rather large quantities! Yes, I added an extra tin of tomatoes and kidney beans, but reckon that I have at least 10+ portions…
    It’s a good job we like chilli!!

  2. Britt Jacobson-Mills

    This was yummy! Great in wraps with Salad for the kids. I ate mine with rice and salad. Recipe changes: I only put 1 tsp of chilli powder cos I’m not a fan of too hot, but I added a tsp of Cumin pwd instead . I also used only one tin of 4 bean mix, as that was all I had on the cupboard. Would definitely add a second tin of red beans next time to bulk it up. I did however add in some chopped carrots as an alternative. Will be making this one again 🙂

  3. This is my go to for chilli con carne, makes enough to freeze 2 extra servings. You can make wraps, tacos, Nachos even on baked spuds.

  4. Great recipe. I added 2 grated carrots and a tin of lentils. It was enough for hubby, toddler and I for dinner, plus enough for 6 more dinners for the 3 of us. We had it with rice and a diced salad of tomato, cucumber and capsicum with lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. And a dollop of sour cream. Yum! I did find that it needed a decent amount of salt though but maybe because there was so much of it!

  5. Absolutely divine 😋😋, this was amazing, i only changed the amount of chilli from 2 tsp to 2 tbls as we love spice, it was so good and will definitely have it again

  6. Loved this one. I halved the recipe and it still fed 3 adults with enough left over for 2 more meals. Will defintely be a regular in our workplace

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