OK, so I have taken most of my summer clothes and put them in storage. The reason I say most is because we live in the south and the weather is wackadoodle! One day the temperature is in the 50’s and the next day it is in the 70’s! You always grab a sweater or a hoodie because you just never know! One thing I do know is how much I love chili. There is nothing I like better than a hot cup of chili on a chilly (or not so chilly) day. I have a few chili recipes, but the one my husband likes the best is my 3 Bean Crock Pot Chuck Roast Chili Recipe.
What I love about this 3 Bean Crock Pot Chuck Roast Chili recipe is that you can adapt it to your taste so easily. If you prefer a different bean or want to add in some red peppers, that will taste great! My husband likes his chili really spicy, so I will sometimes add cayenne pepper and some fresh jalapenos or green chilies. This chili goes perfectly with some crusty french bread or my Southwest Corn Bread (recipe coming soon!)
Another great thing about this 3 Bean Crock Pot Chuck Roast Chili recipe is you can use different meats. I love the chuck roast because I prefer that beefy flavor. I have also made this with a pork roast, ground beef or sausage or a nice flank steak. Because the crock pot will make just about any cut of meat tender, you can add whatever you like. Experiment and have fun!
- 1 boneless chuck roast, 1-2 pounds
- 1 can each of red kidney beans, black beans and white chili beans, drained
- 1 can diced or pureed tomatoes, drained
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Sour cream and green onions, optional
- Combine all the spices and beef broth along with your chuck roast in your slow cooker and set on high for 4-5 hours, or until beef is tender. Using two forks, shred the beef. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired.
Do you have a must have ingredient in your homemade chili? If so, what is it?
Molli vandehey saysNovember 5, 2015 at 11:11 am
this looks really good and super easy. i love slow cookers
Cami Valenzuela saysNovember 5, 2015 at 11:25 am
I have never thought about using chuck roast. This sounds and looks great. Great option I am not a ground beef fan. Thanks for the idea.
Terri S saysNovember 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm
This sounds so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.
Catherine Shaw saysNovember 6, 2015 at 5:49 am
I’m passing this one along to my husband, who loves to whip up chili!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:26 am
That is an awesome winter meal! I cannot wait to make this 🙂
Jenn saysNovember 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm
This looks and sounds delicious. I love using the slow cooker and am always on the look out for new recipes to try.
Jennifer saysNovember 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm
That looks really tasty. I love chili, but I don’t like all the time it can take. I’ll be giving this a try. Winter is coming…
Catherine S saysNovember 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm
This looks so yummy. I love to cook with my slow cooker and I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysNovember 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I use the slow cooker all the time. It’s nice to find a new recipe to try.
Savannah Miller saysNovember 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm
Yum this sounds really good and like a great comfort food for a chilly day 🙂
Amber Nelson saysNovember 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm
It is that time of year for the slow cooker. This looks great. I love chili.
Brenda saysNovember 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm
I have never made chili with chuck roast before but it sounds awesome. I’m excited to try it.
Liz Mays saysNovember 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm
I need to try it too. I’ve used ground beef and turkey but a change would be nice!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysNovember 8, 2015 at 10:14 pm
Totally agree! Chuck roast sounds great in chili. Definitely going to try this.
Pam saysNovember 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm
I love a good chili recipe when the weather gets colder. It’s one of my favorite fall foods.
Sarah Bailey saysNovember 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm
Oh yum this sounds absolutely amazing, I really need to get better at using the slow cooker. x
Elizabeth O. saysNovember 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm
As an avid fan of chili, I would love to try this recipe out! It looks so good and I would definitely have this during the cold season!
Liz Mays saysNovember 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Oh I have to try this. That chuck roast would be so tender and delicious in chili.
Digna saysNovember 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm
Mmmmm, just in time for the cold winter nights. Sure looks tasty. Thank you for sharing. We will be making this for sure.
Marcie W. saysNovember 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm
I love my chili with meat and beans, so this recipe sounds perfect. With the weather cooling down this dish seems ideal for warming me up from the inside.
Chubskulit Rose saysNovember 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm
It’s gonna be cold this weekend so I might just make your recipe. Looks so delicious!
Amber Edwards saysNovember 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm
The husband absolutely loves his chili! And throwing in some chuck roast would totally make it the best chili ever for him! Actually we have some left over chuck roast! I think he will love to make this this weekend!
Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy saysNovember 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm
Your dish looks good. I have not made chili in a long time. When I do, I use kidney beans and pork and beans in our recipe.
Lois Alter Mark saysNovember 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm
Ooh, that looks delicious. I would love to dig it into it for dinner tonight!
Jeanine saysNovember 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm
I have really been thinking of making chili. I’ve never ,ever made it before but when I saw this photo – I started craving it! Looks delicious!
kristi saysNovember 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm
This looks like a great thing to make on a night when our kids have all their friends over for a sledding party or after a sporting event when everyone is soooo hungry.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations saysNovember 6, 2015 at 8:11 pm
This chili looks amazing. For the chilly weather, this is perfect!
Heather saysNovember 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm
Perfect (easy!) recipe for going into the cooler months, thank you!
Valerie saysNovember 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm
This sounds delicious. I love slow cooker meals in the winter and this sounds perfect.
Mistee Dawn saysNovember 6, 2015 at 9:25 pm
Yum! That looks amazing. I love a big pot of chili, especially in the fall!
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide saysNovember 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm
This sounds delicious- like the perfect winter warm up meal! I am adding it to my meal plan next week!
Mitch saysNovember 6, 2015 at 10:12 pm
Perfect timing! Our building had a gas leak last Saturday, so we have been without gas for a week with another week to go at the minimum. Out comes the slow cooker, I am desperate for recipes like these right now!
Thank-you so much!
rika saysNovember 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm
I love slow cooker! This recipe looks fabulous, can’t wait to try it out
Jody Smith saysNovember 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm
This looks really good and of course slow cookers are amazing! I love chili but this is a new take that sounds so good!
Theresa saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm
This looks so hearty and filling! I love that it’s made in the crock pot too. Less fuss!
lisa saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm
This recipe sounds amazing. We love chili and this is the perfect season to start making some!
Pam saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm
We love chili in our house and this looks and sounds like a great recipe. I make it several times a month and I will have to give this recipe a try.
Dawn saysNovember 7, 2015 at 10:52 pm
We eat a lot of chili on our home as well. This recipe does sound delicious. I love any excuse to try a slow cooker recipe.
Lisa saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:27 pm
This chili looks SO good! Loaded with flavor just how I like it, and topped with lots of cheese!
Becky Ryan-Willis saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:28 pm
This sounds absolutely delicious! It is also very appealing to look at. I will be sharing this with my family as they are always interested in a new type of chili.
Dawn saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:33 pm
This looks so delicious. I am a huge fan of anything cooked in a slow cooker.
Kristen saysNovember 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm
I love these pictures!!!!! this chili looks so good!!!!
victoria saysNovember 7, 2015 at 6:02 am
It looks really good and easy to make. i want to try this at our home
Ourfamilyworld saysNovember 7, 2015 at 7:39 am
We love a good chili and this one looks mouth watering. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysNovember 7, 2015 at 10:32 am
Using the slow cooker sounds like the perfect way to get the most tender meat for your chili! It’s such a useful cooking tool!
Rachelle saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:12 am
Oh chili is one of my favorite things to eat in the fall! This is a version I haven’t tried yet, going to have to give it a try!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:30 am
I have been so busy lately, so slow cooker recipes are great. This chili looks great for the upcoming cold weather.
Shelley Zurek saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:35 am
oh Kelly! I swear your photos just keep getting more and more scrumptious. This Chili looks amazing. I love the combo of beans.
Mykidsguide saysNovember 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm
That looks delicious and filling. I am saving your recipe for later.
Carlee C saysNovember 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm
You had me at slow cooker and with all of your delicious photos. I need to mix up my chili a little and this looks like a great recipe.
Jeni Hawkins saysNovember 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm
WOW – this looks SO GOOD! I’m definitely making this this weekend. Thank you!
Brandi @ penguinsinpink saysNovember 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm
Chili is my favorite! I have never thought of making it with chuck roast. My hubby is going to be all over this!
Ann Bacciaglia saysNovember 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm
I love using my slow cooker. This looks like a delicious recipe to try. I will have to get the ingredients i need so i can make this next week.
Toughcookiemommy saysNovember 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm
My husband loves chili. I like it too as long as it is not too hot. My stomach just can’t handle that these days.
Rebecca Swenor saysNovember 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm
This is the perfect time of year to start making chili. I love making chili during the fall and winter months so I will have to try this recipe. It sounds so delicious.
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way saysNovember 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Fall is upon us and so is my craving for chili. Thank you for a new chili recipe to try out!
ashleigh saysNovember 7, 2015 at 4:31 pm
That sounds so delicious. I love a good chili when it gets cold in the winter.
Kiwi saysNovember 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm
I love slow cookers! This is a good recipe for the upcoming “chilli” season…see the pun I did there?
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas saysNovember 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm
This recipe is perfect for a fall or winter night! I need to Pin it so I can try it out soon. Thanks for sharing!
Nikki saysNovember 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm
Hmm, you make me hungry right now, I wanna grab it from my screen lol.
Cindy (Prime Beauty) saysNovember 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm
Sounds delicious and I love anything in the crock pot!
Ashley Gill saysNovember 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm
This seriously looks like some good food here! I love the pieces of roast vs. a ground beef or turkey. Adds a different texture and i looks so tasty!
rochkirstin saysNovember 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm
Ohhh I bet that this 3-bean slow cooker chuck roaste chili is oozing with flavor. The color says it all. I’d love to try it with rice. 🙂
Michelle T saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm
This chilli looks really good. I love to Maki chili during the fall and winter months. This recipe is pretty close to mine.
Jennifer Clay saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm
I love making home made chili! Your recipe sounds so good! You add a few things that I don’t so I am really excited to try out your recipe!
CourtneyLynne saysNovember 7, 2015 at 11:21 pm
OMG this chili sounds pretty amazing!!! Nothing better than a bowl of chilly on a cold fall evening!
Rosey saysNovember 8, 2015 at 6:21 am
Oh yes I am loving all of the beans. I do like a nice hearty chili.
Lisa Rios saysNovember 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm
My husband loves such roasted chilli foods so much & this sounds like a pretty good recipe that he would love any day. With winter on the cards, I would love to give this delicious recipe a try.
Chrystal | YUM eating saysNovember 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm
Oh yummy! I have made 3-bean soup but I have never made a multiple bean chili before. This sounds amazing.
Janis @MommyBlogExpert saysNovember 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
What a delicious sounding Chili recipe that you can leave unattended cooking all day. This would be perfect to enjoy on the cold fall and winter nights ahead.
Ali @ Home & Plate saysNovember 8, 2015 at 9:29 pm
I love chili and all the different ways to prepare it. Your recipe is another for the recipe box. Looks tasty and wonderful.
Chasing Joy saysNovember 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm
I have only made chilli with ground beef. This looks good though. Pinning this recipe.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) saysNovember 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm
We love slow cooker chili. So far, I’ve made white bean chicken chili. But I’m going to give this beef recipe a try.
ricci saysNovember 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm
Your chili looks awesome!! I need a new chili recipe and I just may use yours soon!!
HilLesha saysNovember 9, 2015 at 12:11 am
That looks delicious in every sense of the word! Chili is one of my favorite foods to make in the cooler seasons.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey saysNovember 9, 2015 at 1:40 am
Absolutely looks so good! Perfect for the coming cold season. I have to try this recipe soon.
greentopiaries saysNovember 9, 2015 at 5:33 am
Hmmm, this sounds amazing! I would definitely try it with turkey. Have you tried this recipe with turkey?
April G saysNovember 9, 2015 at 7:36 am
Yum. I love a good slow cooker meal. I haven’t made a roast chili, but I would love to give it a try.
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) saysNovember 9, 2015 at 8:35 am
oh My mother in law has been looking for a tasty slow cooker recipe and I think I just found it for her! Sharing!
Erin saysNovember 9, 2015 at 9:55 am
Oh yum yum! This is perfect for all of these cold nights!
Katherine G saysNovember 9, 2015 at 10:52 am
This chili looks so yummy! I’m adding this to my meal list I haven’t made chili in a while. Time to do it. It’s the perfect weather for it down here.
Amy Desrosiers saysNovember 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm
The main reason I do not like regular chili is because of the ground beef. I much rather used chuck roast to make mine next time!
Manon saysNovember 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm
Can I use porc roast or pork tenderloin instead
CourtneyLynne saysNovember 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Oooo this chili looks amazing!!! Noting better than a bowl of chili on a cold night! Yummy!
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen saysNovember 9, 2015 at 5:29 pm
I agree with your hubby. This chuck roast in chili looks amazing!
Alison saysNovember 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm
Oh my gosh this sounds (and looks) delicious! I don’t make chili often, but I may have to dig out the slow cooker for this one!
Platter Talk saysNovember 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm
It is high season for chili and just this weekend, a friend was asking for a recipe like this one; I’m sending it to him now!
Jessica saysNovember 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm
You are so right about the weather being crazy! I never know what to wear this time of year in NC. We may be in shorts and t-shirts, but we are still eating chili when October rolls around 🙂
JanetGoingCrazy saysNovember 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm
I love chili! I don’t usually put beans in my chili, but my husband is from the North and he says that’s how chili is supposed to be made with.
Diane saysNovember 11, 2015 at 12:49 am
Muy Delicio! In other words, I love this! So would my husband. This meaty spicy chili is right up our alley. We live in the north. Temps are chilly and the rain is coming. Chili sounds perfect!
Chris @ Simple Food 365 saysNovember 11, 2015 at 10:16 am
It’s definitely chili season here, and this recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
Joy @ Joy Love Food saysNovember 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm
I love making chili in the slow cooker, your version with the three types of beans sounds delicious, I will have to try it soon!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal saysNovember 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm
This chuck roast looks like it would warm me from the inside out. I always use ground beef when I made chili, but a think chuck roast would be so much better!
Kristin saysNovember 12, 2015 at 12:42 pm
This look So Yummy!! Omgosh i love been soup! Thank you for sharing.
Ciao Florentina saysNovember 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm
Chuck roast is by far the best cut of meat for this and any stew for that matter. Flavor flavor ! I’m loving it !
Greg saysDecember 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm
This looks really good. I’m going to make it this weekend, hope it is good. Thanks.
Michael Barbone saysMay 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm
Hi Kelly !
We made this tonight. Was delicious. We usually cut the chuck roast in chunks in our chili, but this was an excellent alternative. The 3 beans were good as well. Lots of beans and tender meat in your version.
We did do something wrong because it wasn’t as thick as in your photos. But, over rice, doesn’t matter !! <3
mycraftingworld saysMay 25, 2017 at 7:21 am
This seems so easy. I will have to try it. I love anything from the slow cooker.
Rosie saysOctober 5, 2017 at 10:29 am
Ohh I haven’t tried anything like this yet in my slow cooker. Now with fall here, it is the perfect time to make this chili, it sounds like the best recipe I’ve seen!
Mary Songer saysOctober 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm
I just love slow cooker recipes. It’s a great feeling to put in a little work, walk away, and come home to a home cooked dinner ready to eat. I’m going to make this tomorrow. I happen to have a chuck roast in my fridge right now!
Shannon saysOctober 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm
I love slower cooker recipes, perfect winter food and a time saver. Why didn’t I think of bacon in Chili?!
Sarah Bailey saysOctober 17, 2017 at 7:02 am
Oh now this sounds tasty and crock pots is just a great way to cook as well. I definitely need to try it for myself.
Claudia Krusch saysOctober 17, 2017 at 8:58 am
I have been thinking of making a chili this weekend. This recipe look so good. I will have to get out my slow cooker and give it a try.
Roger D Willis saysOctober 17, 2017 at 9:56 am
I think I can honestly say I’ve never had home made chili that had chuck roast in it. I usually use ground hamburger or turkey burger. I love this recipe. Yes, the weather here in New York State has been crazy.
E H saysOctober 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm
This is the most delicious pot of goodness! I would love to make it, and I even have all of the ingredients on hand! Wonderful and looks so comforting!
Blair villlanueva saysOctober 18, 2017 at 4:08 am
I’m going to share this to my Mom. She got her new crock pot and this is a perfect dish 😉
Hey Sharonoox saysOctober 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm
My hubby and I both loves chilli especially on cold weather. It’s such a great comfort food. I’ve always wanted to try making homecook chilli so this recipe is going to help. Thanks Kelly!
TColeman saysOctober 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Any sort of chili is right up my alley. This looks perfect for the cooler weather ahead!
Bobbi saysOctober 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm
I love a good roast! This looks like it would absolutely hit the spot.
Jessica Terry saysOctober 19, 2017 at 8:03 pm
I love that this is done in the slow cooker! A great chili recipe is such a great comfort food.
sarah saysOctober 20, 2017 at 11:03 am
This is another recipe to be added in my list. It looks easy to make and yum.
Shannon Gurnee saysOctober 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm
I love cooking in the crockpot! This looks and sounds like a yummy recipe. I would love to try making it sometime.
Nicole saysOctober 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm
I love cooking with my crock pot! This recipe looks delicious, I’ll have to try it out this coming week! Thanks for sharing!
G&D Blog saysOctober 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Oh lovely. I wanna make some for me and David. I bet he will love this, this looks yummy and mouth-watering! 😀
-Gerome of G&D Blog
Mary Songer saysOctober 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm
I think our most “must have” ingredient is pinto beans. That’s our favorite bean to use. We tend to use ground beef but this recipe looks good. And we do like it spicy!!!
Jeanette saysOctober 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Now there’s a meal that will stick to your bones! I love doing chili and this looks absolutely scrumptious! I love also that it can be done in the crockpot so I don’t have to stand over all the time.
Peggy Nunn saysAugust 30, 2018 at 9:14 am
I love chili, even in the summer. It is such a comforting food to me. I am looking forward to having some soon.
Dana Rodriguez saysAugust 30, 2018 at 10:40 am
We really love chili and this one sounds so good. I think I will try this next week!
Lynne B saysAugust 30, 2018 at 10:46 am
My crockpot is tiny. Ok, not TINY but it’s pretty small. But with this recipes, I’d cram all the ingredients in there!
Trisha McKee saysAugust 31, 2018 at 1:41 am
This sounds so delicious! I love that you can choose the meat to go with it. This is perfect for when my aunt comes to visit.
Julie Waldron saysAugust 31, 2018 at 3:59 pm
I’ve never heard or thought of making chili with anything but ground beef. We use venison but we have some canned venison and this would be a great way to use it up. Thanks for sharing!
Holly Thomas saysAugust 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm
I never even thought to make chili with a chuck roast, and making it in a crock pot makes it so easy, the picture makes my mouth water it looks so good!
Yvonne Khasho saysSeptember 17, 2018 at 6:16 pm
I just met this and it is so good but I think it’s going to be too spicy for my kids. Any suggestions on how to tone that down at this point?
Sheila saysJune 3, 2019 at 9:15 pm
Made this dish.. One tablespoon of cayenne pepper makes this dish WAY to spicy. It was so hot it was pretty much not eatable! Super disappointed!