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Slow Cooker Chipotle Black Bean Chili
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Slow Cooker Chipotle Black Bean Chili

This Slow Cooker Chipotle Black Bean Chili is a spicy and smoky chili filled with bulgur, black beans, and delicious spices!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup/Chili
Servings: 4


  • 1 small onion, small diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 cup bulgur, rinsed
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, small diced
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • Toppings: avocado, green onions, cilantro, greek yogurt, etc.


  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the onions and saute for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic cloves and saute until fragrant, approximately 30 seconds. Transfer the onion & garlic to a slow cooker.
  • Add the tomatoes, black beans, bulgur, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and vegetable broth. Stir to combine. 
  • Cover and set slow cooker to 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
  • Add additional salt if needed.
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings!


Recipe Source: Naturally Ella