After deciding to give WW Simple Start a go and using the recommended shopping list on the back of the Simple Start booklet, I knew I was going to make chili.The great thing about the shopping list is that it is full of essentials to have on hand for endless possibilities. There is nothing magical about this recipe, it’s just simple ingredients that I had, but it is oh so good!
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 3/4 green pepper, diced
- 1 can black beans (drained)
- 1can kidney beans (drained)
- 1 can onion & garlic diced tomatoes
- 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
- salt & pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat oil, add onion, green pepper and garlic. When veggies start to soften, add lean ground beef and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and sauté until ground beef is cooked through.
Add black beans, kidney beans, and both cans of tomatoes. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to medium, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
I like my chili on the thick side, so it is not very soupy. You could add tomato sauce for extra liquid. I topped mine with fat free cheddar cheese.
This recipe makes roughly 6 servings. These are all power foods, so there is not need to track points. Regular cheese and any ground beef that is not lean would count as points if you decide to go that route.
As with most chili, it is even better the next day. I had this for lunch several days after and it was just as good each time. Another recipe success that I will make often!
Do you like you chili hot or mild?