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Slow-Cooker 2-Bean Chili in a Jar

COOK TIME
7 hrs
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
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COOK TIME
7 hrs
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(10)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups pinto beans
  • 3/4 cups white beans
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried corn (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried garlic flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Chef notes

    These slow cooker meals-in-a-jar are easy to assemble and make wonderful gifts for the holidays, or any time of year! They’re also great to make and keep in your own pantry for low-fuss weeknight dinners. Use these recipes as inspiration and feel free to swap in your own favorite beans and dehydrated vegetables, or adjust the spice levels to your liking. Note that kidney beans are not recommended for slow cookers without soaking first as they can cause digestive issues, but all others are fair game! Prefer a meatier dish? Add ground meat, chicken thighs, or any kind of stew meat to your slow cooker along with the jar.

    Supplies: 1 wide mouth quart jar with lid

    Preparation

    To assemble the chili:

    Add ingredients to jar in this order:

    Half of the pinto beans

    Half of the white beans

    Half of the dried corn

    Remaining pinto beans

    Remaining white beans

    Remaining dried corn

    Bacon bits

    Dried onion and garlic

    Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, paprika

    Oregano, chili flakes and salt

    Cover and attach card with following instructions.

    To prepare chili:

    Combine contents of jar with one 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 cups water or broth and 1 cup beer or dry white wine in a slow cooker. Cook on high heat for 6 to 7 hours, or until beans are tender. Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, as needed. Serve garnished with sour cream, fresh cilantro, chopped white onions and lime wedges.