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.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3⁄4 lb lean ground beef (7% fat or less)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried ancho chile powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 1⁄2 ounces red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 15 1⁄2 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup nonfat sour cream
- 2 scallions, sliced
- Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add the beef and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
- Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, chili powder and cumin.
- Cook until the vegetables are softened, 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in the tomatoes, beans and salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chili thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.
- Serve topped with the sour cream and scallions.
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!
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.
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.