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One Pot Recipe - Chilli Con Carne

One Pot Recipe - Chilli Con Carne

Need a protein hit that doesn’t skimp on flavour? Always wondered how to make chilli con carne from scratch? Our slow cooker chilli con carne delivers in both departments. An easy chilli con carne, guaranteed to warm bellies and satisfy cravings. (Not to mention a perfect way to use up leftover ingredients.)

At a Glance


4 People



Prep Time:

15 min

Cooking Time:

45 min

How to make Chilli Con Carne

Our slow cooker chilli con carne is bursting with flavour. Paired with rice, jacket potatoes, or even a slice of crusty bread (trust us!), it’s an easy chilli con carne that’ll be a sure-fire hit at any mealtime. Follow our straightforward recipe for how to make chilli con carne now.

What you'll need:


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsps vegetable oil 
  • 500g ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 800g diced tomatoes, drained 
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 400g red kidney beans 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • SPAR brand tortilla chips 



  1. In a pot, warm the vegetable oil over low heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 1 minute. Add garlic and stir.
  3. Then, add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until spices combine well.
  4. Add beef and turn the heat to high. Stir frequently until mostly browned.
  5. Add tomatoes, cocoa powder, sweet corn, and a cup of water.
  6. Change the heat to medium.
  7. Cover with lid, cook for thirty minutes, or until it has thickened.
  8. Add beans. Turn up the heat to medium high. Cook for 10 minutes while stirring until the beans are well heated and the sauce has thickened.


Notes: Serve with cornbread, rice, pasta and/or SPAR brand tortilla chips

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