Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

A rich and delicious Chilli Con Carne cooked in the slow cooker. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and chopped spring onions for a yummy winter warmer!

You know how I was telling you a few weeks ago that I was planning to use my slow cooker more this year. Well I have been! And it’s been great. I love how simple it is to throw everything in, leave it… and that’s it! You just give it the occasionally stir and after a few hours you have the yummiest dinner ready. Seriously, slow cookers are magic. They take your ingredients and make it into something delicious. this Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne is no fuss, no hassle, too easy!

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Anyway, I made a batch of chilli con carne in the slow cooker and it turned out so insanely yummy that I just had to share the recipe. Chilli con carne is yummy when it’s cooked on the stovetop or in the Thermomix, but when you cook it in the slow cooker… OMG! Flavour overload! It’s like all of the flavours just sit there and develop over the day and then end up being the most fabulous little combination ever.

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

I like to serve my chilli con carne with grated cheese, sour cream and chopped spring onions. The chilli is such a beautiful rich flavour that it needs something on top to lighten it up – which is where those yummy toppings come in! You can also serve it with tortilla chips, but for a lighter option, I like to just pop a wrap into a frying pan over medium heat, cook it on both sides and then break it into pieces. You don’t need any oil, so it’s a much healthier option than corn chips (although they’re super yum and I totally get it if you want to dunk a few in!).

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne Oooh and one more thing. This chilli con carne is a mild-medium hotness. Add in more or less chilli powder depending on how hot you can handle it! Don’t put too much in to start off with because it really does develop as it cooks and you don’t want to be getting the sweats up all of a sudden.

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

It’s a great idea to make a big batch of slow cooker chilli con carne because it tastes even better the next day. Yep, you don’t think it can get better, but it really does!

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne Have you been using your slow cooker too? What sort of things have you been making in it? Tell me… tell me… tell me!!!

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

A rich and delicious Chilli Con Carne cooked in the slow cooker. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and chopped spring onions for a yummy winter warmer!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Slow Cooker Recipe
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 356kcal


  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs chilli powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 800 g diced tomatoes
  • 400 g kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • sour cream, grated cheese and chopped spring onions to serve


  • In a frying pan, saute the beef and onion until browned. Place into the slow cooker.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, chilli powder, paprika, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, caster sugar, tomato paste and beef stock. Stir.
  • Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours.
  • Taste the chilli with approximately an hour to go and add extra chilli if you feel it needs it.
  • Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and chopped spring onions.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 6.2mg
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18 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne”

  1. Vicki | Style On V says:

    I love my slow cooker and chill con carne is one of my favourites to make. V x

  2. Kat - The Organised Housewife says:

    I just love using my slow cooker in winter but i have never done Chilli con carne in it before! Thank you Lucy for the wonderful idea.:)

  3. Gourmet Getaways says:

    Slow cookers are great kitchen helpers. They not only tenderise meats but also act as your cooking aid that you can lean on to when you’re busy working. Plus, we love chillies and spicy dishes like this!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  4. Nancy | Plus Ate Six says:

    I slow cook in the oven overnight usually – I make all my stocks that way. I need to buy a slow cooker though and save on the bills!!! And I need to add cumin into my chilli next time time. I always add a couple of pieces of dark chocolate right at the end too – I’m surprised you don’t!!!

  5. Dannielle from Zamamabakes says:

    Happy FFF’s lovely lady, hope you are having a lovely weekend away! xx

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