Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I know there are a million chili recipes posted, so I'm posting this mostly so I don't lose it. It's a good basic chili that the kids will eat and it's WW points friendly. (5 points per serving)
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1⁄4 cup dry red wine or 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
- Cook ground round in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until borwn, stirring to crumble.
- Add next 7 ingredients (onion through garlic), and cook for 7 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Place mixture in an electric slow cooker and stir in beans and tomatoes.
- Cover with lid and cook on low heat setting for 4* hours.
- Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
- This can also be done on the stove top: After adding beans and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partialy covered, 1 1/2 hours.
- *I leave mine in the crockpot about 8 hours while I'm at work and it comes out fine.
Even though I substituted a couple ingredients, this was really good! I skipped the crockpot, used ground turkey instead of beef, and I had some adzuki beans I needed to use for something, so I thought why not chili? I served it with jalapeno cornbread. Better than I expected!
Easy and delicious mid week meal. I made mine on the stove top and used a yellow pepper instead of green. I loved the use of cumin and served it with wholemeal rice.
Excellent, healthful, easy, chilli. A little on the hot side (not bad, but pretty noticable-if I made it just for myself) for this Irish northerner, but my husband and our friend (from TX & GA respectively) thought the heat was just right. I used ground turkey after reading another reviewer's comments that she couldn't tell the difference, and neither could I. I served it over rotini pasta and it made a yummy "chili mac". I'll be making this again!! Thanks for posting!