Red Bean Chili

Published on Jan 12, 2011
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Red Bean Chili // This is an easy and hearty recipe. Just throw it in the slow cooker and eat it when you're ready! | Tried and TastyI’ve been on a hunt to find a good chili recipe and: I found it! This was exactly what I was looking for. My favorite kinds of recipes are where you empty a can of this and a can of that into a big pot, simmer and you’re good. This was especially better the day after cooking it. It was so delicious with sour cream and shredded cheddar as toppings. Whenever I can incorporate the crock pot I do so. Instead of simmering for an hour like the recipe says, just throw it in the crock pot on low and eat it when you are ready!

Red Bean Chili

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Bean Chili
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Red Bean Chili is perfect for a chilly fall evening!



  • 4 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 4 15 oz. cans light red kidney beans
  • 2 12 oz. cans tomato juice
  • 2 10 3/4 oz. cans tomato soup
  • 2 3.03 oz. chili kits/packets


  1. Cook beef and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 12-15 minutes, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return beef mixture to Dutch oven. S

  2. tir kidney beans and next three ingredients into beef mixture; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Serve with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook

Nutrition Facts
Red Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 553mg16%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments about “Red Bean Chili

  1. Kimber

    I have been making a recipe similar to this for many years, a family recipe in fact :) But, this one is a little more simple, simple is sometimes better. Definitely one I can try, thanks!

  2. Camille

    Thanks Yvonne! This looks great! I was wondering if you drain and rinse the kidney beans before you add them, or if you just throw everything in the pot?

    1. Yvonne

      For this I just threw it in the pot, I’m sure if you wanted you can rinse and drain and they would be fine. I typically only do so myself if the recipe specifically states it! Throw it all in is a much easier way to do it :)

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