Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

With the shorter days, and the run up to Christmas, we’re all looking for a family dinner that’s easy to prepare, and even easier on the pocket, and will have everyone lining up for seconds.

Look no further than this super easy slow cooker recipe for Chilli Con Carne. It feels super luxurious if cooked with the diced meats, and the combination of beef and pork gives a real depth of flavour, but you can easily swap it around and use just the one meat. Plus, it works just as well with minced beef or pork, just reduce the cooking times by 10%. If you use minced pork, you should leave it to rest for 10 minutes once cooked, and skim any excess fat from the top.

Slow cooker chilli with rice, cheddar cheese and sour cream

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Rich and filling, this easy recipe makes for a fantastic family meal.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 436 kcal

Equipment

  • Large slow cooker
  • Large heavy bottomed frying pan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 800 g diced braising beef shin is fantastic
  • 800 g diced pork shoulder works well
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili flakes depending on your preference
  • 500 g tomato passata
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes 400g each
  • 2 tins beans red kidney bean, or mix it up. 400g each.
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 rich beef stockpots
  • 3 carrots peeled and finely diced

Instructions
 

  • Heat the frying pan over a medium heat, and then gently fry the onions in half the oil, seasoning well with salt. When just translucent, add in the garlic and the carrot, and continue to cook out for a further three minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Turn up the heat and then batch brown the meat, then add to the slow cooker.
    Browning the diced beef and pork
  • Add in all the other ingredients. Rinse out the tins and cartoons with a small amount of water, and add to the slow cooker as well. Top up with water to just cover everything.
    Everything in the slow cooker
  • Set on a low setting cook for 8 hours, stirring every hour or so. You can also cook on the high setting for 5 hours.
  • Serve with white rice, nachos, or as a jacket potato filling, with lots of grated cheddar and a generous spoon of soured cream.
    Slow cooker chilli with rice, cheddar cheese and sour cream

Notes

This recipe works just as well with just the beef or pork, and you can use mince instead of diced meat as well, just reduce the cooking times by 10%.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne
Amount per Serving
Calories
436
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
83
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
524
mg
23
%
Potassium
 
1589
mg
45
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
43
g
86
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
436
Keyword beef, pork, Warming
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