Beef and Black Bean Chili with Lime Crema

Set your chipotle heat level to mild or medium in this no-fuss ground beef and black bean slow-cooker chili. Then tame the spicy hotness with a cool lime crema topped with juicy chopped mango.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup chopped yellow or red sweet pepper

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 fresh mango, peeled, seeded, and chopped

Lime Crema:

  • 2 (5.3 ounce) containers VOSKOS® Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large skillet until meat is browned; drain off any fat.

  2. Add black beans, undrained tomatoes, sweet pepper, water, and ground chipotle chile pepper to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Serve topped with Lime Crema (see below) and chopped fresh mango.

  3. Lime Crema: Stir together VOSKOS® Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt, lime peel, and lime juice in a bowl. Serve immediately or chill up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 53mg 267%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 766mg 16%

* 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.