Easy 20 Minute "Texas" Chili WW

"A yummy Weight Watchers chili recipe that you can whip up after a long day at work. Serve with my WW corn bread recipe. 5 points per 1 cup serving"
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  • Cook Meat, onion, and garlic in a dutch oven or large saucepan on medium high heat until browned, stirring to crumble the meat well.
  • Drain in a colander and rinse with hot water, return to pan. Stir in water (or stock) and remaining ingredients.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Paula C.
    How many points per serving for the WW 20 minute Texas chili? Paula
  2. Paula C.
    How many points per serving?


  1. Caleb L.
    The steps are easy to follow, and the numbers of items needed are fairly cheap. The taste is amazing.
  2. samhigh
    This was surprisingly good. I modified to use what I had on hand, but for a quick weeknight meal this chili delivered.
  3. navymom1012
    For a base recipe this is good and quick. I made 8 quarts of chili in less than an hour.
  4. Chris
    Good Recipe, I would suggest using medium or hot beans. We used the mild and ended up with a bland flavor and lacked any spiciness.
  5. NarwhalPoop
    Hi, my name Moses. I made this in Food Prep wit da homie Jesse, 'twas pretty GUCCI


  1. Janni402
    This chili was soo good, wouldn't know it was low cal. The things I did different were to use use 3 garlic cloves instead of one, added 1 tsp of cumin & a dash of cayenne pepper. I added the dry spices to the meat to toast them prior to adding the liquid. Served topped with slices scallion & cheddar cheese.
  2. SaddleUp87
    I'm sorry, but this lacked flavor and had a strange texture...probably my fault because I subbed black beans for the chili beans...I added a ton of spices to it and put it into the fridge to give it another chance tomorrow. okay, just tried the chili again today after doctoring it with some red pepper flakes, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and cumin last night. It was quite a bit better today, so really you just need to play up the spices to your personal tastes. I bet you could even just add a packet of taco seasoning while simmering to amp the flavor.


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