Pantry Clearing Chili Bean Soup

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

December 26 and the last thing I want to see as another store. Desparation leads to inspiration and this was the result. A soupy chili with a complex flavor that is part spicy and smokey with slightly sweet undertones from the pineapple. Since this was a pantry clearing experiment, you should feel free to do the same. Replace the pink beans with kidney beans or use red peppers instead of green ones.

Top Review by susanmelliot_9363481

This is one of my "go to" recipes. It's always a hit at the office potlucks & there's never left-overs. In fact, I take my "left-overs" out before I take it to work :-D! It's a great base for frito pie if you thicken it up with pureed beans. This is so versatile & easy to make. I usually make enough to freeze some. So long as you stay with the core spices, it doesn't matter what you clean out the fridge & pantry with. Being from San Antonio, Texas & now, New Mexico, I'm seriously attached to chiles & spice & almost always add more heat. I've added meat, broccoli, zuchini, cilantro, etc., etc, whatever needed to get used up. This paired with some cornbread, is hard to beat. Get creative!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together all ingredients in your crockpot.
  2. Cook 4 hours on high.
  3. Enjoy.

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