Chilli Con Carne – Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Version
Slow Cooker Version

There’s a bit of a chill outside today and so having something warming ready for this evening is a good idea – and this is a sure family favourite. The mixture of extra lean mince, beans and spices makes a lovely sauce, and the best part is that it’s totally free on a Extra Easy day. Pile it up with loads of rice and you’ve got a great meal ready to feed several people.

But if you don’t have a few people to cook for, this is also a recipe which you can store for later, and it tastes even better (in my opinion) the next day in a giant Jacket Potato for lunch (which also is free – just add some salad to hit your 1/3 superfree!)

This recipe uses a slow cooker – a great tool to ensure you have a meal ready as soon as you get home from work!

 

Ingredients

Serves: 8

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (600g) jar passata
  • 2 (400g) tins kidney beans, liquid reserved from one tin
  • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, liquid reserved
  • 1/2 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Preparation method

Prep: 15 mins |Cook: 8 hours

1. Place the mince in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain fat.

2. Place the mince in a slow cooker, and mix in remaining ingredients.

3. Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low.

Syn Free on Extra Easy

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Steve was a Slimming World Consultant, running 2 groups in Stretford, Greater Manchester for over 9 years. He lost 5 1/2 stone following the Food Optimising plan and helped thousands of people lose weight healthily and successfully. You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.