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Are you on the hunt for a quick, easy weeknight meal that still packs a flavoursome punch? Our slow cooker chilli con carne is a guaranteed winner…

Cooking low and slow brings out all the rich, spicy flavours in this delicious dinner. Plus it’s a perfect meal to prepare when you’re busy. Just pop your ingredients in the slow-cooker pot, turn it on and then get on with the rest of your day, happy in the knowledge that a comforting chilli will be ready and waiting in your slow cooker for later on!

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Slow cooker chilli recipe

serves 4
ready in 5 hours 20 minutes

What you need:

low-calorie cooking spray
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
2 green chillies, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
300ml hot beef stock
400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
cooked dried rice, to serve
cucumber, tomato and red onion salad, to serve

What you do:

1. Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and put it over a medium-high heat. Fry the onion and the garlic for a few minutes, then add the mince and cook for a few minutes more, until lightly browned.

2. Drain off any fat, then tip the beef mixture into your slow-cooker pot and stir in the chillies, spices, peppers, tomatoes and stock. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.

3. Add the beans 30 minutes before the end, making sure they’re warmed through before serving. Stir well, check the seasoning and scatter over the coriander. Serve hot, with the rice and salad.

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What to serve with a slow-cooker chilli

One of our favourite things about this slow cooker chilli con carne is that it’s incredibly versatile. If you don’t fancy rice, serve it with pasta or mash – or get creative and make one of these dishes…

Nacho-style feast – skip steps 2 and 3 and top your freshly cooked potato wedges with our slow cooker chilli.

Tortilla-style wraps – use this egg-wrap recipe to turn your chilli into slimming-friendly burritos.

Jacket potatoes – spooning slow cooker chilli over some fluffy baked potatoes is a sure-fire family pleaser!
Cottage pie – give a comforting classic a spicy twist by swapping the mince mixture for slow cooker chilli.

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