A comforting chili waiting for you at the end of your day–with a little prep and a slow cooker, it's a breeze.

Prep this recipe in the morning and don't let the long list of ingredients scare you. Gather all your ingredients together; chop the vegetables and measure the spices. Then follow directions and place into your Slow Cooker or Dutch Oven and get prepared to come home to a delicious, hearty, and soulful chilli dinner.

If you don't have a slow cooker, I strongly suggest buying our recommended one. You will use it so many times, and it's such a timesaver! While you're at it, you may as well consider buying my favourite kitchen knife, that compost bin that will look so nice–even on your counter top–or a fancy set of measuring spoons.

This recipe is Vegetarian and Gluten-free so it's the best of all worlds! Enjoy!

Styling Kari Wardrop. Recipe Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec

Styling Kari Wardrop. Recipe Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec

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  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 (19-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (19-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can San Marzano whole tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Chopped red onion, to garnish
  • Cilantro leaves, to garnish

Salad greens with lemon vinaigrette

  • 1 package field greens

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Coarse salt & freshly ground pepper


For chili, heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and red pepper, cook for 4 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, paprika, oregano and chili powder; cook 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes and vinegar. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with red onion and cilantro.  

For salad, prepare vinaigrette by shaking ingredients in small jar, toss with greens.