Bean Medley Chili

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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 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

  • 4 cups Hot cooked white or brown rice


  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 (1 1/4-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 Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
2g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/4 cup
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 25%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 2061IU 41%
Vitamin C 57mg 63%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Sodium 659mg 29%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 503mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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