Fabulous Fajita Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)

Fajitas and chili meet in this delicious, healthy chili. Fajita-style since loaded with sweet bell peppers and onions. And it’s so versatile. Serve it in a bowl, stuff a baked potato or top a salad. Each 1 cup serving has 200 calories and 3 grams of fat if made with extra lean ground beef.  It’s sure to become your new favorite chili!
Fabulous Fajita Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)

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Makes 8 cups total (each serving,1 cup)

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WW Freestyle SmartPoints
1-Blue  (made with extra lean beef)
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0-Blue  (made with 99% turkey)
WW SmartPoints
5-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 5
 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup serving
200 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat.fat, 30g chol, 18g protein, 30g carbs, 7g fiber, 605mg sodium, 6g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints using extra lean ground beef
65 calories, 1g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 11g protein
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints using 99% ground turkey
0 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein

 

Fabulous Fajita Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)

Fabulous Fajita Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Chili:

  • 2 cups red bell peppers or 1 cup each red and yellow, chopped
  • cups onion, chopped
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes or 2 (14.5-oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chili beans or white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce or 1 cup pasta sauce from a jar
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Lawry’s chicken fajita seasonings or use your favorite
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Ingredients for Toppings, Optional:

  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Reduced-fat cheddar cheese or lite Mexican blend, shredded
  • Onions, chopped

Instructions
 

  • For Crock-pot: Add onions and peppers to a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 3 minutes, to soften a bit. Brown ground beef in a large nonstick pan. Pour into a colander to drain any fat. Add browned meat to crock-pot. Mix in softened bell peppers and onions, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, fajita seasonings, cumin, and chili powder. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 4-5 hours. Time varies depending on your crock-pot.
  • For Stove-Top: Add onions and peppers to a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 3 minutes, to soften a bit. Brown ground beef in a large nonstick pan. Pour into a colander to drain any fat. Add browned meat back to pan  Mix in softened bell peppers and onions, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, fajita seasonings, cumin, and chili powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • This chili freezes great. Serve with optional toppings on the side and let everyone customize their own bowl, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 18gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 605mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 5
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