Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili


The best beans for chili are pinto, kidney, and black beans, like in this easy and tasty recipe. This 3-bean chili freezes great for meals later in the week. If you prefer thinner chili, add an extra can of tomato sauce. The green chiles are not hot and add a wonderful flavor, so don't be afraid to use them.

a close up, top down view on a single bowl of slow-cooker 3 bean chili.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 (20 ounce) package 93%-lean ground turkey

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 pinch ground cumin


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Cook and stir turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly and browned, 7 to 10 minutes; transfer to a slow cooker.

    a top down view of ground turkey being browned in a skillet using a wooden spoon to break up the browning meat.

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  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, onion, green chilies, chili powder, garlic, oregano, and cumin in the slow cooker.

    a top down view looking into a slow cooker with browned, ground turkey, tomatoes, 3 kinds of kidney beans, onions, garlic, and chili seasoning.

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  4. Cover and cook on Low for 7 hours or High for 4 hours.

    a top down view looking into a slow cooker filled with 3-bean chili.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
5g Fat
29g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 878mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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