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Slow Cooker Vegan Chili with Three Beans

Who doesn’t love the flower of a chili on a cool winter or autumn night?  This recipe for my Slow Cooker Vegan Chili has all of the flavor of a traditional chili but is great for those who don’t want to eat meat.

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The recipe calls for a variety of bean types but you can use any that you have on hand.  Just pop everything in the slow cooker before you leave for work and it will be ready when you return home.  And the house will smell great when you walk in.

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If you want the more traditional look of a meaty chili, add Soy crumbles in the last 15 minutes of cooking.

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Yield: 10 servings

Slow cooker Vegan Chili

Slow cooker Vegan Chili

The directions for this recipe couldn’t get much easier – chop up all the veggies, rinse the beans, and toss it all into the slow cooker.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped fine. I included the leaves too
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • I poblano chili pepper. (remove the seeds if you don't like it too hot)
  • 28 oz of stewed tomatoes
  • 28 oz red kidney beans - (make sure to rinse them)
  • 28 oz three bean mixture - (rinse well)
  • 1 ear of corn. Cut off the kernels. You can also use frozen corn.
  • 3 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 cups vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley to garnish
  • 1 avocado, sliced or mashed (optional, as topping)
  • 1 tbsp dairy free sour cream.


  1. Chop up the onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Remove the kernels from an ear of corn.Add these and all of the other ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on high for 6-8 hours (9-11 hours on low) or until the beans are soft and the chili has darkened to a nice deep brownish red.
  2. Serve with avocado slices, dairy free vegan sour cream and chopped parsley. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for about 4-5 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 973mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 13gSugar: 7gProtein: 15g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Anna Russell

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

I can't find cans of 3 bean mix. What beans are found in these cans?


Monday 24th of February 2014

Hi Anna. The cans that I got had black beans, white cannelloni beans and red kidney beans in them. Carol.

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