Make this slow cooker 15 Bean chili for a delicious easy weeknight meal. You only need a bag of beans, ground beef, two types of tomatoes, onions, and a few tasty seasonings. This belly warming recipe is the perfect food to enjoy any time of the year.
Why this recipe works
Cooking the perfect chili can take a lot of tries, but with a recipe like this, there’s no wonder if they will turn out good or not. The prep time is super quick thanks to using 15 bean soup mix, canned tomatoes, and premixed seasonings. And when it comes to cooking, everything is tossed into your slow cooker and left to simmer until nice and tender.
Whether you’re cooking this crockpot version for a crowd on game day or for your family this upcoming weekend, everyone is sure to enjoy this chili.
- 15 Bean Soup Mix: If you’re wondering about the beans included in this pack, it’s a mixture of northern, pinto, large lima, yelloweye, garbanzo, baby lima, green split, kidney, cranberry, small white, pink, small red, yellow split, lentil, navy, white kidney, and black beans.
- Ground Beef: This will be browned prior to being added to the crock pot.
- Diced Onions: Onion has always been seen as a must-have in any chili recipe, so we’re definitely including them in this one.
- Tomatoes: You’ll use a can of mild diced tomatoes with green chiles and tomato sauce – both of which add to an overall yummy chili flavor.
- Seasonings: Chili seasoning mix, a taco seasoning packet, and minced garlic are all the flavors you’ll need to make this delicious bean chili.
- Liquids: Water and Worcestershire are added to the beans to help with flavor and cooking the dry beans.
Step One – Cook and crumble the ground beef in a skillet on the stove top until browned.
Step Two – Add the cooked brown beef to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients and stir.
Step Three – Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or until the beans are tender. Stir, serve, and enjoy!
How to serve:
- This chili is great served with your favorite toppings. I like to top my chili with a dollop of sour cream, fresh cilantro, a bit more chopped onion, and shredded cheese.
- Chili like this also tastes great with tortilla chips, Frito corn chips (or scoops), and/or French bread for dipping.
- If you want to switch things up a bit, serve this recipe as part of a chili bar and give your game day guests plenty of options for sprucing it up to their liking.
Recipe FAQs and Variations
No. Do not add this to this recipe. Instead, save it to use for a future recipe.
No. You can add them directly into the slow cooker.
You can’t go wrong by adding cooked macaroni noodles, diced bell pepper, hot sauce, more diced onion and diced tomato, and chili powder.
Add beef broth or a tomato paste and water mixture to make it less thick until you reach the desired consistency.
Yes! Most stores carry 15 bean mix in the dry bean section. Look for the Hurst beans brand.
Any remaining chili can be added to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. It also freezes well. Reheat over medium heat until warmed throughout and enjoy again!
Slow Cooker 15 Bean Chili
- 20 oz. bag Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup save the ham seasoning for another recipe, do not add it
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 white onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1.25 oz. chili seasoning mix
- 1 oz. taco seasoning mix
- 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 7 cups water
- Cook and crumble the ground beef in a skillet on the stove top until browned. Add to the slow cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir. (DO NOT ADD HAM SEASONING PACKET)
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours or until the beans are tender.
- Stir, serve and enjoy!
- For a heartier chili, You can’t go wrong by adding cooked macaroni noodles, diced bell pepper, hot sauce, more diced onion and diced tomato, and chili powder.
- Any remaining chili can be added to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. It also freezes well. Reheat over medium heat until warmed throughout and enjoy again!
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.