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Spicy Chilli Con Carne

Spicy Chilli Con Carne Slow Cooked

This Spicy Chilli Con Carne recipe is a great one to double the mince on so you can re-purpose the leftovers into tacos, burrito bowls, pies or even served on a baked potato.

I love my slow cooker and use it all year round.  The joy in having dinner done when we all get home after a long day is just the best.   My new slow cooker has the ability to sear on the stove which is great for quick preparation.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 1-2 chorizo sausages, diced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced (Use a Microplane and grate straight over the pot)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp Chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika (if you like it hot and smokey then use Smoked Paprika, otherwise Sweet Paprika provides a sweeter flavour to calm down the heat).
  • 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Heat coconut oil in bottom of slow cooker and sear onions for about 5 minutes.  Place sliced chorizo into pan and brown.
  • Place mince into slow cooker and stir, breaking it apart to ensure it is browned all over.
  • Add garlic and spices and stir for 1 minute to release the aromas.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.
  • Cook on medium for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Serve your Chilli Con Carne in a bowl topped with sour cream or yoghurt, some coriander leaves and a side of jalapenos if you’re game.



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2 Responses to Spicy Chilli Con Carne Slow Cooked

  1. Lee FUDGE May 2, 2019 at 10:35 am #

    Hi Michele, this sounds great. Being able to sear the meat in the slow cooker would be handy! What slow cooker do you use?

    • Michele Lyons
      Michele Lyons May 2, 2019 at 11:08 am #

      Hi Lee,
      There’s lots around but I have a relatively cheap one being a Morphy Richards 6.5L Sear & Stew. its great for making broths as well as its nice and big.
      Regards Michele

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