White Bean Chili

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I have been wanting to do a white bean chili for quite some time.  Problem is, I wasn’t sure how to make a white bean chili.  So naturally, I ask my husband who is the chili expert in the house.  He also created the delicious sweet potato chili that is already on the blog.  I was very pleased with his recipe for this white bean chili as well.  This white bean chili recipe is so simple and it can be made in the crock pot when you are not even home!  To me, those are the best kinds of recipes. :)

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I just love my crock pot. I try to make as many things in the crock pot as I can.

White Bean Chili

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 5-6 servings depending on the size

White Bean Chili

Make this in the crock pot when you are not even home!


  • 4 cups white beans (or 2 cans)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups fingerling potatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeno diced with seeds removed (If you like more heat, keep the seeds in)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 red pepper peeled
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Throw all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook it on high for about 6 hours. You can do less, but I feel like the more a soup cooks, the deeper the flavors develop.

If you don't have a crock pot, you can also make this on the stove top in the same manner. However, I would not suggest doing it on the stove top when you are asleep or not home.


18 thoughts on “White Bean Chili

    1. Thank you! I soaked the beans overnight, drained them and then boiled them. If you plan on cooking the chili for a full 8 hours in the crock pot, then you will not have to boil the beans. Just throw them in after soaking.

  1. LOL! I’m from Texas, and you NEVER put potatoes in anything you might call “chili!” We eat this quite often, only with chicken, navy beans, green chiles.

    1. Lol. My husband is from Texas as well! He put the potatoes in there because we had to use them up. They also helped thicken the chili.

  2. Thanks so much for the delicious recipe! We were snowed in today and wanted something warm and slow cooked- this fit the bill perfectly. Unfortunately we didn’t have a jalapeño but I made do with a green pepper and a dash of ground cayenne. Perfect! Can’t wait to try it the “right” way next time.

  3. I made this the other day and the SO and I loved it!! I don’t have a crockpot, so used my le creuset dutch oven which works perfectly. Let it simmer for an hour or so on the lowest flame. Mmmmm…!

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