The Home Cook Edit: Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Delicious Slow Cooker Recipe

Nothing says comfort food like Chilli con Carne, and that's exactly what we need during lockdown! Check out this slow cooker recipe for a tasty chilli beef that you can serve up with rice or top your nachos with, just find a belly-laugh movie and snuggle on the sofa for the perfect date night!


3 tbsp olive oil

500g beef mince

1 onion , finely chopped

1 celery stick , finely chopped

1 large red pepper , thickly sliced

2 garlic cloves , finely grated

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp dried oregano

2-3 tbsp chipotle chilli paste

3 tbsp tomato purée

400g can chopped tomatoes

400ml beef stock

2 x 400g can black beans , drained

4 small squares dark chocolate

tortilla chips or cooked rice and soured cream, to serve




Set the slow cooker to low. Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a large, non-stick pan over a high heat and fry the mince for 10-12 mins or until evenly browned. Tip into the slow cooker.


Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Fry the onion, celery and pepper for 10 mins or until softened. Add the garlic, cumin and paprika and fry for 1 min. Tip into the slow cooker.


Stir in the oregano, chipotle paste, tomato purée, tomatoes and stock. Season. Cover and cook for 6-8 hrs.

Stir in the beans and chocolate during the final 30 mins of cooking. Serve with a bowl of rice or tortilla chips and a dollop of soured cream.

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