Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili

I’m on a food kick lately. Can you tell? From cake to brownies, I’ve had the desserts covered. Today I’m going a different route.

Some days I just need a break from slaving over the stove or standing in front of an oven while I make dinner. Some days I also want a meal that I just want my kids to eat without putting up a fuss. This slow cooker three bean chili is a family favorite that covers all of the bases!

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Are you ready to learn how to make the *easiest* chili ever?

Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 3 hours, 30 minutes
Total time 3 hours, 40 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
This recipe is the easiest one I've come up with to create your own three bean chili.


  • 1lb hamburger meat, thawed
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz. size)
  • 1 can black beans (16 oz. size)
  • 1 can pinto beans (16 oz. size)
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans (16 oz. size)
  • 1/2 packet McCormick's Chili Seasoning


Step 1 Empty all ingredients into your slow cooker. Stir well.
Step 2 Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3.5 hours. Serve warm and top with your favorite chili toppings. I prefer cheddar cheese, but you could also add sour cream or a smidge more spice.

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This slow cooker three bean chili was also an amazing addition to my Monthly Menu Plan. Think about adding it to your menu next month!

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    • says

      No cooking ahead of time! And if I’m being 100% honest, the meat wasn’t even totally thawed when I threw it in the crock pot. Still worked great!

      • says

        Do you break up the meat before putting it in? I get the ground beef in the “sausage roll” package, and I’m guessing just dumping that in wouldn’t quite be the same.

        • says

          For some reason this question made me laugh Julie! I use the “sausage roll” package myself. I do break it up in the crock pot before I turn it on. I hope this helps!


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