Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Easy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

7 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 33 Comments

I knew I would have NO time to make dinner tonight so I grabbed a few cans and turned to my trusted Crock Pot. I have to admit, this is my new favorite veggie chili idea. I just threw everything in the pot and walked away. Next time I’ll have a few more veggies to throw in, like a zucchini, yellow squash, more peppers. Whatever you want to add would work with this base.

The toddler actually was excited to eat it but he thought it was too spicy. I’ll have to use the regular diced tomatoes next time. The ones with green chilies have too much of a kick for him. I even used cream corn to try and curb the hotness with a bit of sweetness but it didn’t work.

As for the husband? He wasn’t home. Did you really think I’d try a meal like this if he was?! HA! I did have a friend over who enjoyed it, although he said he’d prefer the regular corn. Oh! and he added hot sauce. I thought it was perfect. It’s definitely going to be my new go to veggie chili. :) Easy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn undrained (cream or regular)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 small can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro

Put all ingredients in the crock pot (slow cooker), stir and cook on low for 5 hours (3 on high should be fine.)

Seriously… how AWESOME are crock pots. :)

I topped mine with a bit of low fat cheddar and cilantro.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
8 About a Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
300 3g 10g old: 6 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 0g 55g 12g

See other recipes using: beans, black beans, Chickpeas, chili powder, cilantro, cumin, kidney beans, onion, peppers, tomato paste

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    January 15, 2009

    That looks delicious. And I LOVE my crock pot. Even better, I think I have everything in stock for this recipe. Tomorrow's dinner may be settled ...


    January 15, 2009

    i need to rediscover my crock pot :) Chicken breasts were on sale this week so I think I'll add chicken to mine :).........either way it looks so yummy!


    January 15, 2009

    Roni...this sounds yummy and right up my alley!! Annette....if you add chicken, would you cook it first? or would you just throw it in raw?


    January 15, 2009

    How do you figure out your nutritional info? It is such a bonus to have this info! I am realy enjoying your recipes. THANK YOU!!!!!


    January 15, 2009

    OMG gurlfriend...this was AWESOME!!! I made that and the yelatin today :). I didn't have cilantro so I used a bit of chili seasoning, some red pepper flakes and just a bit of 97/3 ground meat (in big chunks). Hubs likes meat in his chili, I for one thought it was find without...but you "know"...


    January 17, 2009

    Michelle - I'll answer for Annette. :) If you cut up the chicken you can add it raw. It will cook in 5 hours. You'll be fine.


    January 18, 2009

    great recipe - tasted great for lunch on a snowy day and tied right in the the Shop Rite cancan sale. :)


    January 19, 2009

    This maybe an odd question but what size crock pot do you use? I think mine is quite big and I might have to double the ingredients. Thanks!


    January 19, 2009

    Mine is quite large. This filled it about 1/2 and it was fine. You could double but I don't see a need just because your pot is big. Now... if it was too small you'd have a problem. ;~P


    January 20, 2009

    OK. I tried this, and loved it. Good thing, too ... I still have some leftovers. Thanks for another delicious recipe.


    January 22, 2009

    I'm so looking forward to trying this! Thanks so much Roni - as a vegetarian I especially appreciate this one : ) It's going to be perfect for nights when I have school and can still have dinner without resorting to the drive thru!


    January 26, 2009

    Roni ~ I made this yesterday and just have to is AWESOME!! Thanks for all the great recipes and advice!!


    January 28, 2009

    Roni - I made this on Sunday and I've been enjoying it ever since! I popped a few servings in the freezer for later. I put a tiny bit of sour cream and fresh green onions on top. This is REALLY good!!

    Shannon in MS

    January 28, 2009

    Made it and Love it! I'm a fan of meaty chili and I didn't even miss it in this one! Does Oprah know about you?! She could make you a star ... since the Food Network is blind to your fabulousness!


    January 28, 2009

    Roni- I'm making this tonight for dinner. The only difference in mine, is that I'm using white shoepeg corn instead of "regular" corn. The can is slightly smaller (11 oz). I'm only getting a points value of 4 (8 servings in the recipe). Does your value include the cheese? Just curious, I want to get the most for my points since I'm fairly new at this. I can't wait to sit down to a big bowl of chili after shoveling the ice off of my driveway. I love the winters in MD :-)


    February 3, 2009

    Just wanted to say we had this tonight and it was soooo good! A new favorite for sure - and so easy! I am so excited that it's 6:30 and I am done eating dinner and the dishes are done. Perfect! To Amy I ran this through WW Recipe Builder just so I could have it in my tracker and it came up as 4 too!


    February 3, 2009

    Amy - Every time I post points for a bean recipe I'm off from WW. I call it the "bean effect." :) Trust WW they know better then me! lol


    February 5, 2009

    Making this now, with some beef in it! Lots of Beans I LOVE BEANY Chili!


    March 24, 2009

    I made this last night and I loved it! Thanks for the great idea! I love your sites:)


    August 8, 2009

    How big are the cans? Do you mean the 8 oz cans or the 15 oz cans? The recipe only calls for "cans" and they come in different sizes. The tomato paste is the only can with the size added. Thanks


    August 11, 2009

    Sorry Annie... I tend to forget to add the size when I use the 15oz ones. They are like a "default" to me. :) If I don't specify it's a 15oz'er. Sorry about that! -Roni


    August 11, 2009

    Thank Roni! I kinda realized that after I looked at the oz. content of normal sized cans. Silly me. This looks delish!


    December 16, 2009

    Roni- I work all day and don't get home until about an hour (maybe two if I push dinner back a bit) before dinner. Do you think it would cook in 2 hours on high? I can't wait to try it!


    December 17, 2009

    I think so.. you can also just cook it in a regular pot on the stove. The beans are all cooked since they are coming from the can, you are just adding flavor! :)


    September 7, 2010

    Are you using Eden Cans without the chemiccal BPA in the lining? I've really tried to cut down on canned goods by buying Eden in a rush, or soaking beans overnight and boiling before use. Can't wait to try the recipe!!


    September 7, 2010

    Honestly, No I'm not. I generally buy the generic as to save money but the BPA thing has recently been on my radar.


    October 18, 2010

    I made your veggie chilli today. It as AWESOME!!!!

    Jackie Lynch

    February 17, 2011

    I am making this tonight, Chili looks great. I am adding in hot sauce only because we like hot spicy. On a nite that you don't have a lot of time this is a great recipe. Love the low calories as well. Yahoo sounds great.


    June 14, 2011

    Hi, there! I was just wondering why this one has more points per same size serving as the quickest 3 bean chili recipe you have? Is it the newer weight watchers points, is that why? Thank you, Brenda


    June 14, 2011

    It's been awhile but it maybe because I calculated the NI based on the full cans of beans vs draining them and then weighing. I learned that even though the can may say 500 or so grams when you drain the liquid you normally only get about 250g of actual beans. In my experience that's why bean recipes used to be so many calories. At least my bean recipes.


    November 24, 2011

    Just wanted to let you know, I came across this recipe a while back, and I cook this almost every week now! My husband and I love it. It is so simple and yummy, and makes plenty!

    Bob Davis

    November 22, 2013

    Made this last night. The girlfriend liked it so much, she took leftovers to work for lunch today. Thanks for the great recipe!


    July 10, 2014

    I probably should have commented sooner, but I have been making this recipe for the last three years and we LOVE it! I am a vegetarian and my husband is very much a carnivore and I get no complaints! Even my three year-old likes it. Sometimes I sneak in extra veggies. I am making a big batch as we speak for the freezer after new baby. Thank you for sharing! :)