Chilli con carne is on the best recipes that I have cooked, it is meaty, has a kick and always filling. I usually make chilli on the cooker and it takes about an hour, which is fine if and when I have the time, but that is not always the case, so I decided to look for an alternative way to get the same delicious chilli but without it taking me loads of time.
The only way that I know to create the same style of dish but not take me time is to use a slow cooker. A slow cooker, also called a crockpot is a fantastic tool you must have in your kitchen. You pop your ingredients into the slow cooker and leave it on for 8 hours + to slowly cook and turn delicious.
If you get worried about having the slow cooker on all day, then you can get one with a timer like this. So for this recipe, you will need a slow cooker but it’s totally worth it!
If you want a Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne recipe this is one you need. I’ve seen a few chilli con carne recipe ideas but most of them don’t use the slow cooker which is a really big part of this recipe. I find the slow cooker perfect when I’ve got a busy week because I can do so much with it and create some really nice slow cooker recipes.
This chilli con carne slow cooker recipe is what you need to come home to when you’ve had a rough day at work. You can make some rice quick (optional) and dig into a fully cooked meal without having to worry about cooking everything! I do like a good chilli con carne crockpot wonder!
Where does Chilli Con Carne come from?
If you’re interested in the history of food, then you may be interested to know that Chilli Con Carne originated back in the 1500’s with writers documenting a chilli stew. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that it changed into more the chilli that we are use to seeing and enjoying today.
There is a recipe that dates back to the 1850s, which describes dried beef, suet, dried chili peppers and salt, then it was ground together, turned into a block and left to dry. This block could then be boiled in a pot and enjoyed.
Chilli has moved on a lot since the 1800’s, there are recipes that use minced beef, others that use a joint of meat so its a little like pulled pork style and others that are completely vegetarian. Myself, I have never used a joint to make chilli, but maybe that is on the cards.
How Many Syns In Slimming World Chilli Con Carne
Slimming world chilli con carne is one of the best recipes I’ve tried in the slow cooker. It tastes amazing and hits the spot when I get home. I must say though if you like your food to have a kick I’d add a little more chilli but that depends on how much you want to add and how much you can take!
This slimming world chilli con carne is totally syn free (January 2021). I’m not saying eat a bucket full of chilli because that might not have the best effect on you the next day but you can enjoy the slimming world chilli dinner and not feel guilty!
It even means you can snack throughout the day, I’d suggest looking at my low slimming world snacks post for some inspiration on what you can eat during the day!
Chilli Con Carne Cost
Chilli is one of those meals that you can make a big pot of and enjoy with the family, friends, camping etc. it can be enjoyed with rice, tacos, on a jacket potato or just in a bowl with a spoon. One thing you will find in that this recipe is chilli con carne with beans, if you don’t like beans, you can leave them out.
I like to put in a lot of vegetables into my recipes where possible, especially if it is a recipe that is going to cook for a long time, it means that I will be cooking in loads of goodness. I do this by adding vegetables, either in chunks or grated, either way, it tastes delicious.
Chilli Con Carne Ingredients and Recipe
Slimming World Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne (Syn Free)
- Slow Cooker
- 1 kg Long Gain Rice
- 500 g 5% Fat Mince Beef
- 2 Medium Onion Diced
- 2 Peppers Diced
- 1 Fresh Chilli Sliced
- 6 – 8 Mushrooms Sliced
- 3 Medium Carrots Grated
- 1 Courgette Grated
- 2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Tin Kidney Beans Drained
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Beef Stock Cubes
- 200 ml Boiling Water
- 2 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
- 1 – 2 tsp Chilli powder Add as much or as little as you want
- Add the Mince into the Slow Cooker, making sure the mince is fully broken up.
- Dice up the Onion, Carrots, Mushrooms Courgette and Peppers. Add into the slow cooker.
- Slice up the chilli and add to the slow cooker – Be careful not to touch your mouth, eyes or any sensitive parts until you have througherly cleaned your hands.
- Add the stock cubes to the boiling water, add in the Worchestershire Sauce and herbs and pour over the mixture in the slow cooker.
- Ad the kidney beans and mix the vegetables, beans and mince all together.
- Leave on low for 6 – 8 hours or on high for 3 – 4 hours. Serve with rice or a jacket potato.
- Cook the rice as per the packet instructions and serve with the chilli.
|Mince Beef||500 g||750 kcal||£2.79|
|Red Pepper||100g||30 kcal||£0.21|
|Chilli Pepper (Fresh)||20g||5 kcal||£0.15|
|Tomato (Tinned)||800g||148 kcal||£0.56|
|Kidney Beans||400g||178 kcal||£0.30|
|Italian Herbs||3g||0 kcal||£0.21|
|Worcestershire Sauce||2 tbsp||26 kcal||£0.23|
|Stock Cube||2||66 kcal||£0.08|
|Chilli Powder||1 tsp||8 kcal||£0.07|
|PER SERVING||724 kcal||£1.52|
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