Hearty Beef Chili

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Hello all!  Tracy here.  It was unseasonably cold and rainy here in our neck of the woods recently.  On days where I find myself putting my warm clothes on, I start to look for comfort food – preferably something that I know my family of meat loving boys will eat.  Even the pickiest of eaters in your family will love this chili recipe – especially if you top it with cheese and serve it with a pile of Fritos.  If you like things a little spicy, like we do, you can also add some diced jalapenos to the top.  If you follow Weight Watchers (or attempt to, like me), this comes to 2 Freestyle Points for a one cup serving!  With the new Freestyle program I’ve added extra beans so it’s extra filling with lower points! Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs 95% lean ground beef (You can also use half ground beef, half ground venison, as we often do).
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ T. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 ¼ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz.) dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz.) light red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz.) pinto beans, drained

Instructions:

Cook beef, onions, and garlic in a large sauce pan until beef is browned; drain away any excess fat.

Stir in all remaining ingredients except the beans.

Gently stir as mixture heats to boiling, breaking up tomatoes.

Once mixture boils reduce heat to simmer; cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in cans of beans, heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer on low, uncovered, for about 20 minutes longer.

Serve topped with cheese, over Fritos, or with your favorite southern cornbread.

Weight Watchers Info.:  Figured with 95% lean ground beef this recipe comes to 2 Freestyle Points for a 1 cup serving.  

Hearty Beef Chili

Main Dish, soup, Uncategorized, Weight Watchers

Hearty Beef Chili

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
  • • 1 ½ lbs. 95% lean ground beef (You can also use half ground beef, half ground venison, as we often do).
  • • c. chopped onion
  • • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • • 1 ½ T. chili powder
  • • ¾ tsp. salt
  • • 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • • 1 ¼ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • • ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • • 2 cans (16 oz. each) petite diced tomatoes
  • • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • • 1 can (16 oz.) dark red kidney beans, drained
  • • 1 can (16 oz.) light red kidney beans, drained
  • • 1 can (16 oz.) pinto beans, drained

Instructions

  1. Cook beef, onions, and garlic in a large sauce pan until beef is browned; drain away any excess fat.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients except the beans.
  3. Gently stir as mixture heats to boiling, breaking up tomatoes.
  4. Once mixture boils reduce heat to simmer; cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in cans of beans, heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer on low, uncovered, for about 20 minutes longer.
  6. Serve topped with cheese, over Fritos, or with your favorite southern cornbread.

Notes

Weight Watchers Info.: Figured with 95% lean ground beef this recipe comes to 2 points for a 1-cup serving.

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