Weight Watchers Two-Bean Chili

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

I found this recipe in the March/April 2008 issue of Weight Watchers magazine. It is a CORE recipe for those following the CORE plan and it is a points value of 5 for a serving of 1 cup of chili with 2 tablespoons sour cream and 1 tablespoon of scallions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the beef and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, chili powder and cumin.
  4. Cook until the vegetables are softened, 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, beans and salt and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chili thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with the sour cream and scallions.
Most Helpful

Very tasty, very easy ... great for a week night. I used Certified Angus Beef ground beef and rinsed it with hot water to remove some of the fat content. I also used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, which may have reduced the points overall!

Cook4_6 October 08, 2013

Very tasty and very easy! I had some ground turkey to use up so I added about 1/4 lb. making this 1 lb. of meat. I did find it to be a bit thick as a result so I added an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and some additional seasoning. I used about a Tablespoon of "Gator Sprinkle" which is my family's favorite seasoning salt. I thought this was excellent and would have served it with baked potato (per another suggestion) if I'd had one available.

KimRaber March 12, 2010

Very easy to make and is very filling. I did not make any chages to the receipe except I used 1 lb. of gronud beef which caused the chili to be a little thick. It would be good on top of a baked pototo.

audrey January 01, 2009