Gem's slow cooker chilli con carne

    8 hours 10 min

    A recipe I've used for a while now, so easy and yummy, what could be better! Serve over rice for a complete meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 750g beef mince
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin red kidney beans, drained
    • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
    • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 2 beef stock cubes or stock pots
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr10min 

    1. Preheat the slow cooker to Auto or High setting.
    2. In a frying pan over a medium heat, warm the oil then add the onions and garlic and cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the beef mince and cook and stir until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.
    3. To the slow cooker add the remainder of the ingredients and give a good stir.
    4. Cook for one hour on High or Auto (the Auto setting will automatically drop down to Low after an hour) then a further 7 hours on Low. Once cooking time is up, remove from the slow cooker and serve hot.


    You may need to thicken it up a bit. I sprinkle in around a tablespoon of cornflour and give it a good mix near the end of cooking.

    Cooking time

    If you're out all day, cooking on Low for the full 8 hours works too. I just like to give it an hour boost on High if I can.

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    I made this for myself and absolutely loved it, I will be making more of this  -  27 Nov 2015