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Crock Pot Three Bean Chili that is packed with flavor! You will love this easy chili cooked right in the slow cooker!
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Crock Pot Three Bean Chili

You will love this easy chili cooked right in the slow cooker!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Jenn


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • House Seasoning to taste (recipe in notes below)*
  • 2 15-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce more or less to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5-oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 12-oz bottle dark beer (or chicken/beef broth)
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Sour cream for serving
  • Shredded cheddar Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for serving


  • Brown the ground beef in large saucepan over medium-high heat until it is cooked through. Drain the grease and season with the House Seasoning to taste.
  • In a large slow cooker, combine the cooked ground beef, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, diced tomatoes, beer (or broth), chili powder, cumin, coriander, Mexican oregano and paprika.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream, a pinch of shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro. Enjoy!


Recipe courtesy of Samantha, from her cookbook: Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers
*House Seasoning Recipe:
1/4 cup fine sea salt
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. black pepper
Combine together and store in an airtight container.