Slow Cooker Four Bean Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
A fantabulous vegetarian chili that is easy to adapt and make your own! Add more veggies, or thicken it up with some cornstarch - or whatever your veggie-chili loving heart desires! Getting the beans and tomato based chili into the freezer can be super helpful for busy weeknight meals!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can pinto beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) ranch beans
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 2 - cup(s) vegetable broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded Mexican blend cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of crushed tomatoes. Open, drain and rinse all of the cans of beans.
  2. Chop the small white onion. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and set on low for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Four Bean Chili with shredded cheese garnish and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of each type of beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chopped white onion
  • Half of the chopped green bell peppers
  • Half of each of the rinsed beans
  • 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into slow cooker.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when the shredded cheese garnish is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Four Bean Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with shredded cheese garnish and side salad.

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