Slow Cooker Four Bean Chili Recipe

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Hi everyone! Sheena's sister Shannon here from In Blurred Focus with my husband's four bean chili recipe!!!  It's fall here in Minnesota, so it was a great day to make a slow cooker full of this amazing chili!  I have to admit, I never liked chili before I tried my husband's recipe.  There is just something about the flavor of this recipe, maybe the spicy V-8 juice as the base? I'm not sure, but it's pretty darn amazing and I can't wait for you all to try it!

We love eating this over steamed rice, with sour cream, shredded cheddar and tortilla chips!  We also don't add salt or pepper to the recipe because I don't like much ground black pepper and my husband doesn't like much salt, so feel free to add before hand if you'd like.

Slow Cooker Four Bean Chili (click here to print)

What you need:
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 - 16 ounce cans great northern beans
  • 2 - 16 ounce cans butter beans
  • 1 - 16 ounce can light kidney beans
  • 1 - 16 ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 - 16 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 24 ounce jar of mild salsa
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 - 46 ounce container of spicy V-8 juice

Brown the ground beef, drain and add to slow cooker.  Drain the beans and add to slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes and salsa to slow cooker.  Chop the red pepper and onion and add to slow cooker. Add chili powder to slow cooker.  Pour V-8 juice over ingredients in slow cooker and mix all ingredients together.  Cook on high for four hours and on low for two hours, stirring intermittently as to avoid the bottom burning.  Serve, eat and enjoy!

On the blog... one year ago: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork

Two years ago: Spooky Spider and Creepy Eye Deviled Eggs

Three years ago: Crash Hot Potatoes

This recipe was featured at: Memories by the Mile

This recipe is shared at: Inside BruCrew Life, Kathe with an E, Memories by the Mile, Feeding Big, The NY Melrose FamilyA Dish of Daily LifeLove Bakes Good CakesThe Best Blog RecipesThe Better Baker


  1. Yum, love that this is a crock pot recipe!

  2. Great looking chili! Cock Pot meals are the best for feeding a hungry crowd!

  3. I love recipes like this - so easy and then so tasty!

  4. Looks great! I like your serving suggestion over the rice!

  5. I've thrown v8 into chili before and loved the flavor! I bet you are right! It does work so well in chili! This sounds so good for a chilly fall day!

  6. Chili is a must here in WI too! Love all the beans in here!

  7. Looks like a great cold weather food. How fun you get to post on your sister's blog!

  8. Hello Shannon! I'm so happy it's chili season. This looks perfect!

  9. I love chili and thrilled that this is a crockpot recipe because I have yet to make my chili in the crockpot. Silly, right? Chili in the crockpot should be a no brainer! We'll be giving this one a try!

  10. This looks so hearty and flavorful! Love all the beans, salsa and great idea to add teh V-8!

  11. Absolutely perfect for the weather that we are having right now!


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