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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

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This slow cooker black bean chili is almost too easy. It’s vegan as well!

It’s a super healthy, super simple way to ensure you have a delicious dinner waiting at home for you.

closeup of bean chili in a bowl

Why You’ll Love this Vegan Slow Cooker Chili

This slow cooker recipe is perfect for a day when you want minimal prep but still want a filling meal. It can be cooked on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours, making it a perfect overnight recipe.

I’ve thrown it together several times before leaving for work because I love having dinner ready when I get home.

ingredients for slow cooker black bean chili

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious recipe!

  • Pantry Ingredients – canned black beans (drained and rinsed), vegetable broth, bulgur, diced tomatoes
  • Fresh Ingredients – yellow onion, red bell peppers
  • Spices – cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne
  • Optional toppings – chopped cilantro, sour cream, cheese, or diced scallions

How to Make this Vegan Black Bean Chili

  • Prep the ingredients – dice the onions, chop the peppers, and prepare the other ingredients.
  • Combine ingredients in the slow cooker – Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, and set on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Serve – Garnish with cilantro or any other toppings
  • Save – Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
slow cooker chili in crockpot with ladle

More Delicious Chili Recipes to Try

  • The Ultimate Vegan Chili – this chili has a nice, smoky flavor from the medley of spices and it doesn’t have to simmer for very long – making this a perfect weeknight recipe. 
  • Slow Cooker Brisket Chili – this brisket chili is like a warm hug. It’s rich, well-spiced, and very flavorful.
  • Black Bean Chili – this hearty chili is made from simmered black beans, tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, onion, vegetable stock, and lots of spices.
  • Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili – this chili recipe is creamy, warm, and delicious! It’s hearty and healthy with beans, onions, tomato, pumpkin, and chicken broth. 
black bean chili in bowls

We use and really recommend this All-Clad Slow Cooker for this recipe. This one is only 4-quart, but they make them larger as well!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

closeup of slow cooker black bean chili with a spoon

This slow cooker black bean chili is so easy to make. It's vegan as well!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cans black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 2 (14.5 ounces) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • cilantro, optional

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, and set on low for 8 to 9 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
  2. Garnish with cilantro or any other toppings.
  3. Serve immediately, save in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 15gSugar: 6gProtein: 14g
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  1. This looks wonderful, I am wondering how to get the nutritional value for your recipes? My ex husband had a heart attack and also found out he is diabetic. I’m trying to help him eat better, and for myself also. Thanks

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