Easy Autum Recipes: Chilli Con Carne

This Autumn, we are determined to provide you with plenty of dinner recipes.

Ideal for when the blustery weather and the grey clouds come in, this Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne Recipe is easy, delicious and – should you need Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free alternatives – the ingredients are very interchangeable.

Autumn Recipes: Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

Great to make in a large batch, you can freeze this Chilli Con Carne and store it in Storage boxes. You can even defrost it on a later date, making your future self extremely grateful, especially on those days when the last thing you want to do is cook a meal.

If you would rather have it without rice, then load it up in a tortilla wrap, burrito style, or even serve it on a bed of nachos for a treat.

Check out our recipe below!




COOK TIME: 8 hours (on Low), 4 Hours (On High)

300g lean beef mince

1 onion

2 stalks of celery

1 green pepper

2 cloves of garlic

600g of passata

6 cups of red beans

2 tins of cannellini beans

1 tablespoon of chilli powder



Dice the onion and garlic. Slice the celery and pepper. Then…

Put. All. Of. The. Ingredients. Into. The. Slow. Cooker. And. Cook. For. 8. Hours. On. Low. Setting.

(Or 4 hours on High setting)

Serve with rice/nachos/garlic bread.



This recipe is truly delicious, we just can’t get enough! It’s a real night-shift special and the Slow Cooker is perfect, as it’s easy to just chuck any ingredients in and let them cook. It saves on the washing-up too.


Is this Chilli Con Carne good for weight loss?

There are probably ways to make this recipe healthier, but we think we’ve done a great job. Check out the calories we’ve calculated (using MyFitnessPal)…

Is Chilli Con Carne good for you?

With one serving representing just a fraction of your recommended daily calorie intake, this recipe serves up a delicious answer to the question ‘Is Chilli Con Carne healthy?’

If you do recreate this recipe or you have any top tips for cooking a chilli, please do let us know by tagging us at @andrewjamesuk on Instagram and @andrewjamesltd on Twitter!

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