Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

I have to say this has not been my favorite week. We didn’t have power for 3 days and with our well, that means no water too. I now know that I haven’t appreciated piped water nearly enough. Yesterday the power went off again while I was working on a tight deadline, so I put on my big girl panties, packed up my stuff and drove to the closest coffee shop.

Guess what? Their internet was down and by the time I got a drink the power was back on at the house. I’m starting to think that something was out to get me. Of course, I know that’s not the case. By the end of the day I was almost caught up with work and  found a vegan cherry pie on my trip to Whole Foods. The week is finally turning around!

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Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

With the cold weather that just keeps coming back I’ve been making lots of chili, which is a perfect winter food. Beyond Meat sent me a few samples of their new crumbles and it was perfect for some chili experimentation. It worked great in the slow cooker and took cooking all day in stride. I can’t wait to try it in more slow cooker dishes.

I had some of the feisty crumbles that I took a taste of. They were good and spicy. Unfortunately I lost them in the power outage and I’m hoping they will get them in to my area’s Whole Foods soon.

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Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili


Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

Serves: 3

gluten-free, no-added oil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed (or 1½ cups homemade)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (or plain + 1 tablespoon diced green chilies)
  • 1 cup Beyond Meat Beef-Free Crumbles
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (or a few drops liquid smoke)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder (more if you like it hot)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  1. In a 2 or 2½ quart slow cooker add the beans, tomatoes, crumbles, water, garlic, oregano, paprika, cumin and chili powder.
  2. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours.


  1. Valerie says

    That looks delicious. I’d totally try that out with some Beyond Meat in the crockpot. I’d also use the crumbles in some soft taco creations.

  2. Laura says

    I would like to try the chili, but would also love to try mking some mini-meatballs … love having small packs of those in the freezer as snacks with a good dipping sauce, or to quickly make swedish meatballs, or spaghetti and meatballs ..

  3. Becky says

    I usually use meatless crumbles for tacos and just have my chili with beans but I think this recipe looks tastier than mine.

  4. says

    Keep the pieces very small and don’t crowd the pan.
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    then drop them over some fat-free vanilla yogurt for an easy yummy dessert, and still quite healthy.

  5. Lauren says

    I am planning to buy these or the chicken strips this week. I would use the crumbles with vegan pasta for sure.

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