Bean Medley Chili

Bean Medley Chili

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Three beans are better than one in this slow cooker chili recipe. Each type adds a distinctive flavor and texture.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 large green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons bottled minced garlic (12 cloves)
  • 1 canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked white or brown rice (optional)


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  1. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, onion, red and green sweet peppers, chili powder, garlic, chipotle chile pepper, cumin, and salt. Add tomatoes and broth.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in cilantro. If desired, serve bean mixture with rice. Makes 8 (1¼-cup) servings.
  • Tip: For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cup
  • Per serving: 191 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 12 g fiber; 38 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 2,061 IU vitamin A; 56 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 659 mg sodium; 503 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (93% daily value), Vitamin A (41% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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