Slow Cooked Chilli

I made a pact with myself this week to be more of a domestic goddess. Ha ha! Well as you saw my blog suffered, I didn’t manage to get round to it at all, but I had a home cooked meal every day apart from Tuesday when I was so tired after a viewer came to house and boys were late to bed that we ordered in a curry. The Chrissie over at Mediocre Mum said it was National Curry Week which I had inadvertently partaken in celebrating – however I digress!

As part of my domestic goddess journey, I made my meals from scratch including doing a massive batch of puree for Master Bubbles, but that’s another blog for later in the week. On Monday we were busy doing lots of things including getting some quotes for some building work so whilst the builder measured up the work, I got to work in the kitchen. At 10am my kitchen smelt amazing, we had a chilli on the go and it was fab. I dusted off the old slow cooker and once I’d made the chilli we decanted it into the slow cooker on low until we were ready to eat it – the slow cooker worked it’s magic from 11 until 8.30pm (when we eventually sat down to eat). It doesn’t need this long, if you are doing this, 6 hours would be more than enough on low, I kept checking that there was enough fluid in it so that it didn’t dry out. but it was fine.

Chilli Con Carne in our slow cooker


glug of olive oil
1 medium onion chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic
1 red chilli
1 tsp hot chilli powder
1 oxo cube
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
200g pack of mince


  1. Fry onion until softened but not browned, use garlic press to crush in both cloves of garlic, add chopped chilli
  2. add mince and break up and brown
  3. add chilli powder and chopped tomatoes stir to mix well
  4. crumble in your oxo cube then heat until bubbling slightly
  5. decant into your slow cooker then let it do it’s magic
  6. We served ours with homemade chips done on my Pampered Chef stone which I spray will a little olive oil so they are pretty healthy

You can see what others do in terms of their slow cooking with lots of tips over on Netmums you could even win yourself a slow cooker by posting comments or pictures and also on Mediocre Mum’s Slow Cooker Sunday


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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Chilli

    1. Mummysknee Post author

      It’s lovely and because our chips are done on our stone you only need a tiny bit of oil so very healthy too. We have this more than mash, etc. which invariably has a huge amount of butter and or cream in it. Try it & let me know how you go. Much cheaper to make your own too. Just cut up a potato, even if you don’t have stone, just put them in a baking tray. They take around 40 mins to crisp up completely .

    1. Mummysknee Post author

      Thanks Susan, it was and even better a couple of days later when we had it on baked potatoes – I’d portioned it and stuck it in the freezer.


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