Crockpot Black Bean Chili

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

6 hours, 10 minutes; 10 minutes active



This is one of our High Five recipes, made from five main ingredients or less. Simplify your life with more delicious High Five recipes.

Set it and forget it, and you'll be so glad when this crockpot full of chili is ready. This meatless classic has a little extra texture thanks to quinoa, which simmers in the black bean broth and gives it body.


The High Five

  • 1 cup dried black beans, rinsed
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup quinoa

Pantry and Kitchen Items

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker and close the lid. Set the cooker on low and cook for 6 hours.
  2. After 6 hours, test the beans for doneness. If they are not quite tender, cover and cook for another half an hour.
  3. Serve hot or transfer to containers to refrigerate or freeze.

Serving Suggestion

Cornbread flecked with diced jalapeno peppers makes a tasty accompaniment to this hearty chili.

Nutritional Information

210 calories, 1.5 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 670 mg. sodium, 40 g. carbohydrate, 10 g. fiber, 12 g. protein