Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew

After spending what seems like much of the summer baking, it is time for me to cut back and make some healthier choices! When it is colder, I find salads less attractive and I’d much rather have a warming bowl of stew, casserole or curry instead. This stew ticks both boxes and is great to freeze for quick mid-week dinners. I also like to take it in my lunchbox on working days, as I know I will get my five-a-day that way.

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew from BakingQueen74

My slow cooker spicy bean stew is packed with beans and vegetables and I  add whatever vegetables I have in the fridge to bulk it out further. The chipotle paste gives this simple stew a spicy kick. I serve it with soured cream and fresh parsley, and a flatbread on the side. It also goes really well with rice for a larger meal.

I didn’t give this stew with my children this time as I thought it would be too spicy for them; if I make it for us all to share I might reduce the chipotle paste and add a tin of sweetcorn.

Slow cooker spicy bean stew
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 400 g tin red kidney beans drained
  • 300 g tin chickpeas drained
  • 400 g tin borlotti beans drained
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200 ml hot water
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons heaped of chipotle chilli and smoked paprika paste
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in the slow cooker pot.
  2. Cook on high for 4-5 hrs or low for 8 hours.

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew from BakingQueen74

Serve with a dollop of soured cream and fresh parsley, with a flatbread or tortilla and some boiled rice for a larger meal.

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew from BakingQueen74

I’m sending this to the Slow Cooked Challenge, the challenge Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen and I now co-host. This month the theme is meat-free.


I’m also sending this to Extra Veg from Fuss Free Flavours (hosting this month) and Utterly Scrummy Food for Families as I pack in whatever vegetables I need to use up.


As I cooked this in my slow cooker which is a cheap method of cooking, and it uses inexpensive store cupboard ingredients (and hurrah I used up three tins of beans!) I am sending this over to Credit Crunch Munch too. This month Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary is hosting for Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All.


I’m also sending this to Jac from Tinned Tomatoes and her Meat Free Monday linky.

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Janice @FarmersgirlCook
Janice @FarmersgirlCook

That looks so good. Love a stew, it’s definitely the season for them now that it is starting to get cooler and much darker!

Jo's Kitchen (@Jos_Kitchen)

What a delicious looking stew. Its perfect for the colder days


Oooooooooh yum and I would really love a big bowl of this for breakfast right now.

Michelle Utterlyscrummy

What could be better than coming home to a bowl of this comforting and delicious stew on a cold autumn evening?! Delicious, thrifty and easy to prepare, perfect week night family fare.


Oh cor! This is going on next week’s menu, it looks gorgeous xx

Fuss Free Helen

How delicious and so very quick and easy to prepare. I love chuck it all in and let it cook dishes.

Thanks for sharing with both #creditcrunchmunch and #ExtraVeg


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