Crockpot Chili Bean Soup

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Spend ten minutes prepping tonight’s dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser.

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup - Spend ten minutes prepping tonight's dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser.

Things are starting to heat up now that April is well under way. I got a bit of a sunburn at Legoland earlier this week. Summer approaches!

Warm weather aside, I still have been firing up the crockpot, particularly for those days when we need to be out and about, or when I don’t have time to mess in the kitchen. This chili/soup is packed with flavor, is easy to throw in the slow cooker before you head out, and it tastes great.

This past weekend in between hockey games and errands, I served it with a rich honey cornbread (recipe coming next week) and some cut-up veggies on the side. Some of the fam dolloped it with Greek yogurt; but you could use sour cream as well. It makes for a simple and filling supper that won’t break the bank.

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup - Spend ten minutes prepping tonight's dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser.

You can make this more like a chili by adding more beans. My family isn’t super big on broth soups, this has just the right texture to please the masses, I think.

Bonus is that is uses regular pantry staples and can be frozen for another time. Make a double batch and freeze half so you have easy lunches and dinners in the busy weeks ahead.

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Crockpot Chili Bean Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, crockpot chili bean soup, soup, soup recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 onion (for 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 15- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 15.5- ounce can hominy drained
  • 15- ounce can black beans drained
  • 15- ounce can red beans
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and chopped
  1. In a large skillet, brown the turkey and onions until the meat is cooked and the onions go clear. Add the chiles and taco seasoning. Transfer this mixture to a 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the water, tomato sauce, hominy, beans, and potatoes. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Cool, label, and freeze for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/6 of the recipe using ground turkey meat. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chili Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 1192mg52%
Potassium 1065mg30%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Yum!
    Just wanted to say I loved you on Coffee Table Conversations (even though you didn’t sound like I thought you would, lol). That was a great show. Loved that bundle from start to finish.
    Have a great weekend, Jessica.

    • Well, now I’m curious what you expected. 🙂 Stephanie had warned me I’d need to be pushy to get a word in edgewise, but I think I was too pushy. So glad you enjoyed the bundle. That’s great to hear!

      • LOL, I always read your blog with a “husky” voice – think old-time movie star with a long cigarette. When you didn’t have *that* voice, I had to adjust. LOL

        No, I didn’t think you were pushy at all – I like it when they address a specific question to a specific panelist, bc no one ever knows when to talk and then everyone talks at once: “Sorry. You go.” “No. You go.”

        It was great and one I plan to listen to again.

  2. Karen says

    What is the purpose for the potatoes? To thicken the soup perhaps? I love and follow both of your blogs faithfully! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!

  3. G’day! Nothing like chili on a warm winter’s day!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. Brenna says

    Hey there ~ just wondering if there is a link the taco seasoning recipe or if I’m blind today. Sounds like a great soup for any weather!

  5. Jennifer says

    Can you please tell me where you typically find/buy the hominy? thanks! 🙂

  6. Jon says

    I only have a 1.5 quart cooker. How much would I cut down these measurements to make a couple servings in my cooker?

    • Is that the really small one? Like really small? I guess I would do one can of beans, and 1/4 the rest of the ingredients?

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