Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

This easy and hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili is perfect cold weather comfort food! Add this to your game day plans or for dinner any night of the week!

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I always find it odd when stores manage to be out of simple everyday items. I understand specialty or seasonal items being harder to find when out of season, but not regular items when there isn’t a recall or shortage going on. I understand there are exceptions… water and bread prior to a snowstorm, for example. But in this case, ground chicken. After my regular store was out, I stopped by three others while doing errands and no one had any. What?! Even one meat department manager thought it was odd that everyone was out. I’ve yet to go back out in search of it. Fingers crossed I can find some today!

After finishing Hart of Dixie over the weekend, I’m now in one of those post show blues. It’s totally a thing – you get hooked on the plot and characters then are left sad without it after it comes to an abrupt end. Of course, I saw the end coming since I could see the episode number. But, now I’m left wondering… what now?! I’d say this is even more the case when the ending of a show feels rushed, just trying to finish it off and not leaving anything hanging.

Now I’m looking for a new show to watch on Netflix… suggestions?

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And, because dinners should be easy…and definitely flavorful…

Crowd pleasing slow cooker beef and two bean chili! Just 10-15 minutes of hands on time, then come back to a flavorful dinner whenever you’re ready… or when the slow cooker is done, but you get the idea. Minimal effort for an amazing dinner!

Classic cold weather comfort food made simple! It’s a perfect addition to game day plans and is simple enough for any night of the week!

Be sure to add this easy slow cooker beef and bean chili to your dinner plans!

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

This easy and hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili is perfect cold weather comfort food! Add this to your game day plans or for dinner any night of the week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Slow cooker
Servings: 6 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef cooked and drained
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1 C green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 15 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed well
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 12 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tb chili powder
  • 1 Tb cumin
  • 1/2 tsp groumd black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 C chicken broth

Optional toppings:

  • shredded cheese
  • jalapeno slices
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Cook and drain ground beef. Add to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients. Gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. 
  • Serve with optional shredded cheese, jalapeno slices or green onions. 

Notes

Serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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24 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili”

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — January 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I usually make chili around the holidays but this year I clean forgot and your chili reminded me that I need to get my chili fix satisfied! Hope you find ground chicken today – was there some sort of recall? As that’s my only explanation for a mass ground-chicken shortage…

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

      You definitely need to get your fix! No recall that I’m aware of, but I was able to find some yesterday so yay! :)

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    Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — January 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love a big ol’ bowl of chili! This looks perfect!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Mandy!

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    Marye — January 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I love slow cooker meals, this looks SO good!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — January 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    This beef chili looks AMAZING, Rachel! I want to dig in right now!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Lisa!

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    Taylor@Food Faith Fitness — January 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Chili! Perfect for those cold evenings. This is amazing!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Talia — January 12, 2016 at 9:03 am

    First – this looks amazing. I am having friends in for dinner Saturday night and found what we will be having! Thank you!

    Second – I am watching Hart of Dixie and really enjoying it. Will be sad when it’s over. Have you watched Parenthood? If not, do! It is really fantastic!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      I hope you enjoy the chili! I did watch Parenthood… late to the game but enjoyed it a lot!

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    Natasha @ Salt and Lavender — January 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    A bowl of chili sounds perfect about now. Yum! Pinned.

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      Rachel — January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Natasha!

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    Diane — January 4, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Your recipe calls for high for 4 or high for 8????

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      Rachel — January 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Sorry for the typo. It is 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Enjoy! :)

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    Jeff Davis — June 29, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Do you happen to know the calories per serving (and serving size)? Thank you!

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      Rachel — June 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      I don’t offer that information, but there are free calculators available online.

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    Nicole gruidl — March 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I made this stew last weekend, results? My husband and I kept checking the time because it smelt so good while cooking. It was gone fast. Thank you for this recipe Rachel. I strongly recommend to try it

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      Rachel — March 24, 2018 at 8:39 am

      So glad you both enjoyed it so much! Thanks for sharing, Nicole! :)

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    Veronica — November 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Can you use canned beans?

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      Rachel — November 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Yes. The recipe calls for canned beans.

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    Nathalie — January 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Hello, I’m just wondering about the chicken broth. Can you use beef broth or does chicken go better with this recipe? I’m sure the spices will be the predominant flavour, but just curious! Thank you.

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      Rachel — January 30, 2019 at 7:13 am

      You could definitely use beef broth for this particular dish.

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