Slow cooker Chilli-Con-Carne for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
If you have been looking for a Slimming World chilli recipe this could definitely fit what you are looking for as it is an unofficial recipe but Slimming World friendly.
Making a meal vegetarian easily
I have been a vegetarian since I was 10 years old and enjoy a huge variety of food so whatever you do, don’t let being vegetarian mean you need to eat a boring diet.
Be careful to avoid chilli oils in this easy slow cooker chilli recipe as they are high in calories and truly not necessary!
Making this recipe with Quorn
It is really easy to adapt this easy slow cooker chilli recipe to use Quorn, as a vegetarian myself I do it often. It is always worth remembering that Quorn takes less time to cook when substituting it for mince.
Check out my selection of Quorn recipes, all perfect for all the family whether vegetarian or not, some are vegan too.
Slow Cooker Tips
Before you start to think about recipes like this slow cooker chilli con Carne here are a few tips which may help. If you find your Slimming World chilli is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.
Using Slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks.
Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob.
Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!
Budget shopping tips
I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save help too!
Shopping around or using apps to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill.
Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can. Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye on those too to save money. When cooking this Slimming World Chilli it really won’t be noticed if you use frozen onion for example.
Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.
Ingredients tips for slow cooker chilli
If you have an abundance of red peppers and prefer to use just those in this recipe without orange or yellow peppers that is just fine. Any peppers work in it well but I usually avoid green peppers as they can be bitter.
If someone in your family prefers a milder chilli you could use less chilli in the whole recipe or give them some soured cream to add to their portion. I have a healthier version of sour cream you should try in my dips guide.
If you prefer to increase the beef flavour in the recipe it is easy to add a beef stock cube or two. I personally do not think it necessary but it is easy to add one if it is to your preference.
More healthy recipes you may enjoy
I love this vegan one-pot chilli recipe from Our Transitional Life, well worth checking out if you are vegan. Remember you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy it.
Here are lots more slow cooker recipes you can try.Print
Easy and tasty chilli con Carne recipe for all the family
500 Grams 5% Fat Mince Beef or vegetarian alternative
400 Grams Red Kidney Beans (Drained)
400 Grams Can of Chopped tomatoes
50 Grams Red Chilli (deseeded and finely diced)
3 Peppers – red, orange or yellow (deseeded and cut into small chunks or thin slices)
2 large Red Onions (Peeled and Sliced)
1 Tbsp Mild Chilli Powder
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours. Stir well before serving.
Keywords: Chilli, Slow cooker,
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