Cooking Light Crock Pot Chili

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
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)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground round in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until borwn, stirring to crumble.
  2. Add next 7 ingredients (onion through garlic), and cook for 7 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Place mixture in an electric slow cooker and stir in beans and tomatoes.
  4. Cover with lid and cook on low heat setting for 4* hours.
  5. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. 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.
  7. *I leave mine in the crockpot about 8 hours while I'm at work and it comes out fine.


Most Helpful

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!

Pickles McGee March 30, 2010

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.

katew July 07, 2009

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!

Clarely October 26, 2007

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