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Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Slow cooker chilli con carne is a hearty, comforting dinner perfect for busy weeknights. It is made with ground beef in a flavored tomato sauce, and is really popular with the kids!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: beef, dairy free, gluten free, pinto beans, slow cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap




  • Start by preparing the ingredients. Finely dice the onions and pepper, and grate the garlic or dice it very finely.
  • Heat some olive oil or cooking spray in a pan on medium heat. Add the ground beef, and cook until all the meat has browned. Add diced onions to the beef, and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Then, add all the seasoning and garlic, and stir to coat the meat evenly for about one minute.
  • Pour the meat and onions into the slow cooker.
  • Add the diced peppers, canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and drained and rinsed canned pinto beans to the slow cooker. Leave it to cook for 2-4 hours on high, or 4-6 hours on low heat.
  • If the timer runs out and you're not ready to eat yet, you can leave the slow cooker on the warm setting to keep the dish hot for a few hours.



  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in a freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Add extra chili powder if you want your chilli to be quite spicy.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1556IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 4mg