Home » Recipes » Crock Pot 3-Bean, Chipotle & Collards Chili

Crock Pot 3-Bean, Chipotle & Collards Chili

Dec 29, 2015 | Recipes | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 5.03.10 PM

Cold evenings beg for chili! And busy evenings beg for you to pull out your crock pot! Today we have a fantastic slow cooker chili recipe that will become your go-to all Winter long. Don’t be fooled though, this crock pot chili is no ordinary comfort food. It’s jam-packed full of veggies, including colorful peppers, collard greens, and onions. Plus, the assortment of beans adds lots of protein and will keep you satisfied.

Throwing it together is a no-brainer. Once all the ingredients are in the slow cooker, there are no worries! Dinner will be ready when you are and your house will fill with the smell of the season! This chili certainly brings the heat to the table with chili powder and chipotle peppers. Add as much or as little as you like! If you want to make this paleo, omit the beans and sub with grass-fed ground beef, turkey or bison (brown the meat before putting into the crock pot).

Whip up some gluten-free corn muffins for a delicious way to soak up your steaming bowl of chili. Viola! Dinner is served.

Crock Pot 3-Bean Chipotle Collards Chili
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Crock Pot 3 Bean, Chipotle & Collards Chili


  • 1 dried chipotle pepper
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced to yield ~1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1 each red, yellow, and green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch collard green stems and leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder*
  • 1 15 oz can each black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced avocado (optional)
  • Shredded jack cheese (optional)


  • Bring a small pot of 3 cups of water to a simmer. Once simmering, remove from heat and place the dehydrated chipotle pepper in the water and top with a lid. Let steam until the pepper is rehydrated, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the stem from the rehydrated chipotle pepper, as well as the seeds (reserve a few if you prefer more heat in your chili). Place the chipotle in a blender with 2-3 cups of the steam water and blend until smooth, adding seeds as desired (be sure to taste test so it doesn’t become too spicy for your taste).
  • Mince 2-3 garlic cloves and dice 1/2 large onion and 3 bell peppers. Finely chop 1 bunch of collard greens (stems and leaves).
  • Add veggies to a crock pot, along with the pureed chili mixture. Add the 28 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, 2T chili powder, and 3 cans of drained beans.
  • Set crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6. When ready to eat, you may  add water or stock as needed, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Season with extra chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Top with sliced avocado and shredded Jack cheese, or your desired garnishes.


*Note: Check all ingredients to avoid added msg, gluten, salt or sugar.

What is your favorite way to make chili? Do you like it spicy? Share your ideas and pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as @prepdish in all 3 places, or leave a comment below.

Beginner Menu Guide


If you like this recipe, sign up for our free newsletter for weekly tips and recipes!

Allison Schaaf Chef, Prep Dish

Prep Dish is a gluten-free, paleo, and keto meal planning website. Celebrity personal chef & dietitian Allison Schaaf thoughtfully crafts each plan using her own well-tested recipes. Each meal plan allows you, the home cook, to spend only 2-3 hours preparing a week’s worth of crave-worthy, healthy meals using seasonal, whole foods (nothing processed!). We aim to save you time while keeping your family’s taste buds happy.

Along with a weekly menu, you’ll get a printable grocery list and recipes for prep day — just one day of preparation yields scrumptious, good-for-you dishes all week long. Learn more…

See How You Can Eat Healthy All Week Without Spending All Day Prepping Meals!

Get healthy and delicious done-for-you meal plans delivered right to your inbox! Join thousands of families who have discovered how Prep Dish makes life so much simpler!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This