Red Bean Chili

Red Bean Chili

Filled with red beans and lean beef, this is one of the tastiest slow cooker beef chili recipes around. Warm up with a big bowl of this slow cooker cooking recipe tonight.

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces dried small red beans, rinsed drained and picked over
  • 16 ounces jar roasted red peppers, rinsed drained and coarsely chopped
  • 18 ounces can diced peeled tomatoes
  • 15 ounces can tomato sauce
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Nex Mexico chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Onions, chopped
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Sour cream


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring, until the beef is browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain off any fat.
  2. Turn beef into a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Add the beans, red peppers, tomatoes with their liquid, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on the low heat setting 9 to 10 hours, or until the beans are tender.
  4. Serve topped with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and sour cream, as desired.

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