Three Bean Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 15m
Ready In

"A nice chili recipe I make during the winter months."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (491.2 g)
  • Calories 775.2
  • Total Fat - 39.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 581.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2543.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 88.4 g
  • Calcium - 298.5 mg
  • Iron - 15.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook and stir ground beef and onion in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink.

Step 2

Drain and discard fat.

Step 3

Transfer to crock-pot.

Step 4

Add tomatoes with juice, beans, tomato sauce, chillies and chilli powder; mix well.

Step 5

Cover and cook on high for 6 to 8 hours or until done.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very tasty! Well I asked my DH to pick me up the beans and he brought home red and white kidney beans as well as black beans, so hence my chili is missing the garbanzo beans. I think a combo of beans would work. I did have to add more chili seasoning as one of my cans of beans was larger but that is no fault of the recipe. I also served it with cheddar cheese on top. Thanks for posting this easy recipe. I also added cheddar cheese. Made for Billboard tag.

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(2 Sep 2012)


YUMMO! Simple and Satisfying. My Hubby has been wanting me to use up the stuff that has been sitting in the pantry, and this recipe used up 7 cans! I had to adapt it a little to what I had on hand: 15oz diced tomatoes, 15oz stewed tomatoes chopped, cannelini beans, pinto beans and garbanzo beans and all else the same. I did add garlic salt, black pepper and a couple of dashes of Tapatio hot sauce. I cooked it on the stove-top for about 90 minutes because I didn't realize when I started to make it that it was a crockpot recipe. No matter, it ended up tasting great! My picky toddler gobbled this down saying yummmm all the time. I enjoyed mine topped with cheese, onions and sour cream. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(21 Aug 2012)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Excellant chili thanks ! I forgot to buy diced tomatoes, so had to use stewed tomatoes, other than that i made it as written, worked out great. I did add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. We loved it and i now have chili in the freezer to enjoy later.

(16 Aug 2012)


This is really easy and tastes great. I wasn't sure I would like the garbanzo beans in chili, but they were delicious. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Went great with some cornbread.

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(17 Dec 2011)