Weeknight Ease: Crock Pot Bean and Oat Chili

Last updated on July 6, 2024

Whip up a hearty and satisfying Crock Pot Bean and Oat Chili that’s packed with flavor and perfect for lazy days!

Looking for a hearty, soul-warming dish that feels like a warm hug in a bowl? This Crock Pot Bean and Oat Chili is the ultimate comfort food, blending the creaminess of oats with the heartiness of beans. Whether you’re a busy bee craving a simple meal or a flavor seeker on the prowl, this recipe has all the juicy details to make your taste buds do the cha-cha! Get ready to fall in love with your crock pot all over again.

Crock Pot Bean and Oat Chili

crock pot bean and oat chili

This Crock Pot Bean and Oat Chili is a hearty, fiber-packed delight that makes your taste buds tango. The oats add a surprising twist to this classic comfort food. Let your crock pot do the heavy lifting while you sit back and dream of chili goodness.

  • Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Cuisine Type: American, Vegetarian


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add diced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, until slightly tender.
  2. Transfer sautéed vegetables to your crock pot.
  3. Add rolled oats, black beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and vegetable broth.
  4. Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Set the crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Good things come to those who wait!
  6. Give it a good stir before serving.


  • For a bit of smokiness, add a teaspoon of smoked paprika.
  • Want more heat? Throw in a diced jalapeño or two. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions for extra yum.
  • Replace black beans with pinto beans if that’s how you roll.
  • This chili freezes well. Make a big batch and save some for a lazy future you.

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