Easy and healthy chilli con Carne, or chilli non-carne if you are vegetarian is really easy to make especially in the slow cooker. Scroll down for my slow cooker chilli con Carne recipe for it.

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Making a meal vegetarian easily

An easy way to make a meal vegetarian is to swap the meat for a vegetarian alternative such as Quorn. Other possible swaps are jackfruit, lentils, chickpeas, mixed beans or just extra vegetables.

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 recipe as they are synned!

Making this recipe with Quorn

It is really easy to adapt this 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.

Quorn pieces and quorn mince on a white plate

Slow Cooker Tips

Before you start to think about recipes like this chilli con Carne with your slow cooker 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.

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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!

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.

wooden bowl full and overflowing of red chillies that can be added to this Slimming World chilli con Carne

More healthy recipes you may enjoy

Have you tried my turkey mince chilli recipe yet? If not then you really should. For more recipes that use mince check out my mince recipe guide.

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.

If you don’t fancy chilli con carne this but would like another recipe with rice check out my huge selection of rice recipes here and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice!

Here are lots more slow cooker recipes you can try.



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veggie chilli

Easy and healthy Chilli con Carne Recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Frying pan or slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Easy and tasty chilli con Carne recipe for all the family


Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 7 hours. Stir well before serving.

Keywords: Chilli, Slow cooker, Slimming World, syn free,

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