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Slow Cooker Seven Veggie Chili

Slow Cooker Seven Veggie Chili

A medley of beans, vegetables, and spices transformed in the slow cooker into a wholesome family meal.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 300 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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  • 1 cup bell pepper, assorted colors, chopped
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, fresh, minced
  • 3 cups beans (e.g., black, garbanzo, kidney)
  • 1  cup tomatoes, diced, with juice
  • 1/2 cup spinach, frozen, thawed, drained, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup corn, frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium (more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup yellow squash, chopped
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano, dry
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley, dry
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


  1. Sauté bell peppers, onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until soft, about 8-10 minutes, adding a drop or two of water as needed to avoid sticking.
  2. Add sautéed veggies plus all other ingredients to slow cooker. Mix thoroughly and cook on low 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir. Add more vegetable broth and/or tomato sauce if it is too thick. Serve immediately or cook 1-2 additional hours on low to further deepen and marry the flavors.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.