Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World


This Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli really is a one pot wonder! Super easy to throw together in the morning and have it ready for dinner time.

Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Despite popular belief this hearty, all-time classic did not actually originate from Mexico. The exact origins are unknown and as with the Minestrone Soup recipe I posted a few weeks ago, there are many different variations and recipes out there.

This is the recipe I’ve used for as long as I can remember, and the way I make it hasn’t changed in all those years, even after starting on the Slimming World Journey.

Well, maybe just the omission of oil and addition of Frylight. The substitution of regular mince with below 5% fat mince and the addition of a pile of speed foods, but that’s it!

Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World

This can be done in the slow cooker, in a pan on the stove or in the oven the choice is yours. I prefer to just chuck it in and leave it to do it’s thing for a few hours so I like to use the slow cooker.

If you’re feeling a bit daring you could even use Frylight Infuse Chilli or Garlic instead of regular Frylight.

Then just dish it up with whatever you want, rice, Slimming World Chips, jacket potatoes or even Hasselback potatoes and Tabbouleh Salad.

Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World

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Speaking of slow cookers, we use an Instant Pot, which is like a slow cooker/pressure cooker hybrid.

If you’ve never heard of the Instant Pot you should go and check it out over on Amazon. Imagine the best Slow Cooker in the world and times that by a hundred. There’s not much that it can’t do!

Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World

It’s also a pressure cooker, which means you can cook recipes like this in about 30 minutes.

If you’re like me you’ll remember the slow cookers of old that would splutter and rock, and make all sorts of scary noises! None of that with the Instant Pot – just set the time, close the lid and go. It even keeps your food warm once it’s finished cooking?!

Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli | Slimming World

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli recipe.

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Syn Free Slow Cooker Chilli

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Rating: 3.33
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portions 10 minutes 4 hours


Weight Watchers

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253kcal 3

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. If you have a slow cooker that has a sauté function spray with some Frylight, allow to heat up and add the onions, garlic, chopped chilli, carrots and peppers. If your slow cooker doesn't have this function sauté the veg in a large frying pan
  2. When the veg starts to soften add the mince and cook until it starts to brown
  3. Stir in the chilli powder, worcestershire sauce, Italian herbs and cook for another minute or so
  4. Add the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes, stir well
  5. Pour in the made up stock, then throw in the remaining veg and stir
  6. If you're using the saute function on your slow cooker, turn it to slow cook put the lid on and leave it for 3 or so hours (on medium to high). If you're using a pan transfer it to your slow cooker and cook for about 3 hours (on medium to high)
  7. After 3 hours taste, add a few drops of hot sauce and Bovril if you're using it and some more chilli if it's not hot enough. Add the washed and drained kidney beans and adjust the seasoning if required.
  8. Allow to cook for another hour or so, then serve with whatever you fancy, we had ours with some Hasselback Potatoes and Tabbouleh Salad

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. well off to make this ready for tomorrow night evening meal. I actually have all the ingredients in so that’s me happy

    1. Hi Karen,

      We love slow cooker recipes. Just chuck it all in and leave it to do it’s thing. Hope you enjoy it, it’s one of my favourites!

  2. If using your Instant Pot as a pressure cooker, what would the setting & cooking time be? Many thanks, Marian

    1. Yes it can! Just brown the mince, then set aside. Deglaze with some beef stock and cook on hi pressure for 10 minutes NPR.

  3. OMG I used this recipe tonight, I didn’t use the slow cooker `I cooked it in the hob, I had to make 2 minor changes I only had kidney beans in chilli sauce and I never had any bovril so I used a Knorr beef stock pot, but I have to say its the best chilli recipe I’ve made….delicious, thank you for this re pie 😋😋

  4. How do you make the couscous alongside it? It looks amazing! Making the chilli tonight but would love to know how the couscous has been done x

    1. Hi Bernie
      It’s really down to personal preference. Red chillies will generally be more mellow, whereas green ones will have a sharper and often hotter character.

    1. Hi Shaun
      You would need ensure that you cook the meat through completely, rather than just browning it off. I’d probably do the meat in one pan and remaining ingredients separately. Allow to cool and store in fridge until you’re ready to start slow cooking.

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