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Slow Cooker Beef and Refried Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Beef and Refried Bean Chili is an easy chili recipe that cooks in a few hours in the slow cooker, and the refried beans thicken the chili and add amazing flavor! If chili with beans doesn’t work for you, check out my low-carb chili recipes.

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Chili is something quite a few people seem to be making these days, now that everyone is wanting comfort food and needing to use pantry ingredients. This Slow Cooker Beef and Refried Bean Chili is a delicious chili recipe that’s been popular for years, but with pinto beans, kidney beans, and refried beans, it’s definitely not a low-carb recipe.

With so many people using the slow cooker and making chili these days I thought this was a great time to improve the recipe with a new option that makes it a bit lower in carbs. (Here’s the original version for anyone who was a fan!)

My new recipe omits the kidney beans and adds one large chopped red bell pepper that’s cooked with the onion and spices. Everything else is the same, and I love the red pepper and don’t mind that there are a few less carbs either!

Either way you make it, this is a delicious chili with pinto beans, Pace Picante Sauce, a perfect blend of spices, and a can of refried beans to thicken it.  There’s also a healthy amount of lime juice, and I’d serve this with slices of lime so lime lovers (like me) can squeeze even more lime into their chili! And for those who prefer Low-Carb Chili, check out my round-up with Ten Amazing Low-Carb Chili Recipes from around the web!

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