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Freezer-Prep Protein Packed Chili

Get ready to meal prep like a pro with this Freezer-Prep Protein-Packed Chili! This hearty and flavorful chili is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a satisfying, quick meal.

Tasty Team
98% would make again
Freezer-Prep Protein Packed Chili


for 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 oz black beans (425 g), 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz kidney bean (425 g), 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz chickpeas (425 g), 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz corn (425 g), 1 can, drained
  • 30 oz diced tomato (425 g), 2 cans
  • ¼ cup tomato paste (55 g)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup lentils (125 g)
  • sour cream, for serving
  • shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
  • sliced scallions, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 475
  • Fat 5g
  • Carbs 94g
  • Fiber 22g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 28g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Add the black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, corn, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste to the slow cooker. Season with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, coriander, salt, honey, vegetable stock, and lentils.
  3. Stir and slow cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours, until the lentils have softened.
  4. Enjoy right away or freeze up to 6 months in an airtight container. Defrost in the refrigerator and reheat when ready to eat. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and sliced scallions.
  5. Enjoy!
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Freezer-Prep Protein Packed Chili