Slow Cooked Brisket Chilli con Carne

So – the Sun has come back – and what am I cooking Chilli…. hey ho it better be a good one 🙃

IMG_4037I have had a Heartier (was Market Porter) Brisket joint (1.65kg) in the freezer for a couple of months now, and I am fed up of moving it around to get to other stuff – so it’s time has come

IMG_4038I have defrosted it unrolled

IMG_4039trimmed it and it will be the star of my Slow cooked Chilli. Try and get off all the silvery sinew as that is what will stay chewy and no one wants that.

IMG_4035I have a stack of Aldi Veg to use up, peppers, mushrooms, onions, garlic etc I am chopping 6 peeled brown onions,  6 fat crushed cloves of garlic and a sprinkling of chilli flakes (use a fat red chilli, finely sliced if you have one)


IMG_4036In the bottom of a heavy Casserole dish add a splash of olive oil and add the chopped Veg, start to sweat off


IMG_4040then add a teaspoon of cumin, Oregano, paprika, salt, pepper – stir through then add the brisket, chopped into very large chunks and brown off.

IMG_4041add a tin of chopped tomatoes and the tin full of water, I am adding a crushed stock cube and a good shake of Worcestershire sauce too.  As a little twist, I am adding 50g of VERY dark chocolate (80%) broken up into small pieces

IMG_4043Give this all a good Stir, then pop into the oven for 2/3 hours at 160 lid on

IMG_4042Slice 3 or 4 bell peppers remove the pot from the oven after about 2 hours, stir through, taste and adjust seasoning if needed

IMG_4044Add the peppers and return to the oven, lid off, for another hour or so.

IMG_4046This should be a thick sticky chilli with the meat falling apart – it smells amazing 😉


IMG_4050I am serving with a big spoonful of Greek Yoghurt and chopped coriander, and a few corn chips for texture

I think you could do this in a slow cooker, but adjust the fluid levels – our slow cooker wasn’t big enough

I have got to say this was just Delicious……


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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