15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili

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I am so excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal!  When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

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If there is a big game coming up, you can count on me to do one thing; make chili! Chili is the perfect dish to feed a crowd and keep them coming back for more!

This easy slow cooker chili recipe is packed with the wholesome goodness of a blend of 15 beans to make it hearty and healthy! The best part is that there is no soaking required meaning a quick prep time to get this into your Crock Pot and get on with your day!  You can find Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup in the dry bean section of almost any grocery store (or you can order them online).

15 Bean Soup makes an amazing Soup or Chili!! This Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a great chili, a few simple good quality ingredients definitely make the most delicious meals!

 This easy slow cooker chili recipe starts with Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®, onions, bell pepper and lean ground beef.  It’s all seasoned with a vegetable based seasoning packet (that comes with Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup) as well as chili seasoning and then simmered in the slow cooker until tender.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

You’ll notice that the tomatoes are added towards the end of cooking, once the beans are softened.  This step is important when using dry beans because tomatoes (along with any other acidic ingredients) can interfere with the rehydration process.

On game day, making a chili bar is a great way to add variety and make sure everyone can enjoy their chili to preference. I set my slow cooker to warm and offer toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, chopped onions, assorted crackers and tortilla chips and corn bread muffins.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

This chili is both inexpensive and easy to prepare while being totally delicious! For a family dinner, it’s great served over macaroni noodles (or rice) and of course, with a big slice of cornbread on the side! Should you be lucky enough to have leftovers, this recipe reheats well and can even be frozen to enjoy on another day! (Cook once, eat twice.. count me in)!  15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

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15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly N.

Ingredients

  • 1 package HamBeens 15 BEAN SOUP® w/ Ham Flavor packet
  • 1 lb . lean ground beef
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomato with green chiles
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 packet of your favorite chili seasoning mix (approx. 1.5 oz)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse beans and remove any debris.
  2. Brown beef over medium heat until no pink remains. Darin any fat.
  3. In a 6QT slow cooker, combine beans, beef, onion, peppers, and broth.
  4. Stir in Hurst's ham flavor packet and 1/2 of the chili seasoning mix.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until beans are tender.
  6. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste and remainder of chili seasoning mix.
  7. Cook for additional 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Do not add tomatoes or tomato paste until beans are softened.
Add your favorite toppings such as sour cream, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeño or chopped onion. Great served over macaroni noodles, rice, or with a big slice of cornbread.

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I am excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Working with great brands I love allows me to keep bringing you the great recipes you love!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!
15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

18 comments on “15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili”

  1. This looks really good but I live in Canada and I’ve looked for the 15 bean soup package but don’t appear to be able to get it here, any ideas

  2. Hi Holly,
    Just want to say thank you for such a great recipe. My friend made this for us in a PowerCooker instead of the crockpot. It was delicious and fast. We call it “one pot does it all “. Cuts cooking time to 45 minutes including browning the ground meat.

  3. Made this Monday. It was delicious. I figured out it cost me about $13.00 to make and I will get 4 meals out of it. We had dinner and 3 containers are already in the freezer for lunches! One note though, it really needs at least 8 hours to cook or I should have soaked the beans for several hours prior to going in the crock pot. And thank you for the tip about not putting the tomato products in early, I had no idea they interfere with the bean cooking process!

  4. I made this last night using a 13 bean mix I got out of the bulk section at the store – so obviously no ham soup packet, but I just added some extra garlic powder, cumin, etc.. also made with venison.

    I’ve won 3 chili cook offs and I will say I was so hesitant to do anything different. THIS will definitely be repeated. We all loved it! Glad I took a chance :)

  5. Hi. Holly.

    What can I use as a substitute if the 15 bean soup with ham packet is not available?

    Thanks,
    Caroline

  6. I made a hot dish with many different kinds of beans, so this reminded me of that. It was so gook & was made in the stoves oven. This one being in a slow cooker, should be easier….

  7. Can you make this on the stovetop instead of slow cooker? If so, how long do you cook it for?
    I want to make it tonight but don’t have time to put in slow cooker for it to be ready for dinner tonight. Thank you!

  8. Just made the 15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili. It was amazing! I was a little concerned my kids wouldn’t like it with all the different beans, but there were no leftovers! Thank you.

  9. Hi,

    What happens if I added the diced tomatoes at the beginning?! I pre-soaked the beans last night because I didn’t really know what I was going to do with them. Then I thought to make chili in the slow cooker. After putting the beans in with veggies, beef broth (didn’t measure this either! Just used about half carton/box of Pacific organic beef broth because that was in the fridge!), and cooked ground beef, I had the hindsight to Google 15 bean chili and found you!

    Now I’m curious what is going to await me in 5-6 hours since the tomatoes are already in there. O_o

  10. Ginger! I just did the same thing I added in the tomatoes. I added in everything!!! Did I just ruin it?

  11. I accidentally added in the diced tomatoes (but not the tomatoe paste). Will it still be ok? Thanks!

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