Crock Pot Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs 10 mins
Total: 6 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
395 Calories
7g Fat
63g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 395
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 21g 76%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 1225mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This crock pot black bean chili is made with the addition of pinto beans, great northern beans, or kidney beans. Tomatoes, cumin, and garlic add robust flavor, along with the chili powder and onions.

The chili takes just minutes to prepare with convenient canned beans. The dish is easy on the budget, too!


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in juices

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto, garbanzo, Great Northern, or kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup grated cheese

  • Sour cream, for garnish

  • 1 tablelspoon chopped parsley, for garnish

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, for garnish

  • 1 medium (4-1/8" long) green onion , chopped, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, and then add chili powder and cumin. Continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  3. Add onion mixture to slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients except canned beans and garnishes. Stir well and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Stir in canned beans about an hour before serving. 

  4. Serve with your choice of garnishes listed above.