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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili is a great tasting slow cooker dinner for pennies.
4.43 from 28 votes

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili is a great tasting crock~pot dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 144kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 pound black beans dried, rinsed but not soaked
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder - you can add up to 2 more tablespoons if you like it hotter.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 29 ounces tomatoes 14.5 ounces each, diced
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 ¾ cups water


  • Do not soak the black beans.
  • Put the beans in your Slow Cooker.
  • Add the onion and spices.
  • Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and the water and stir well.
  • Cover and turn on low and cook for 6 - 8 hours.
  • Or if you want it faster you can cook on high for 3 - 4 hours.
  • Check about halfway through and see if the beans have absorbed most of the liquid. If it is seeming too dry to you add warm to hot water at ½ cup intervals. It is a chili - not a soup. But if your like lots of liquid in your chili do whatever you like - it will still be excellent!



Serving: 14ounces | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2.5mg