Skinny Taco Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)

Skinny Taco Chili (Crock-pot or Stove-top)
This chili is fabulous and fiber-rich.  In fact, each cup contains 9 grams of fiber! It’s so versatile too. Serve in individual bowls and let everyone top their own, stuff a baked potato or create a taco salad.  Each cup, made with extra lean ground beef, has 230 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 6 GreenIf made with 99% fat-free ground turkey, it has 0 Freestyle Points. I love to freeze in individual servings for several quick, weekday meals.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 230kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chili:

  • 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 kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • cups onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (1-ounce), I like Lawry’s Taco Seasonings or use your favorite
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Ingredients for Topping, Optional:

  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Reduced-fat cheese, shredded
  • Corn tortillas,  cut into pieces (look for gluten-free)
  • Onions or scallions, chopped

Instructions

  • For Crock-pot: Brown ground beef or turkey in a large nonstick pan. Drain any fat. Add browned meat to crock-pot. Mix in tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, onions, corn, taco seasonings, cumin and chili. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  • For Stove-top: Brown ground beef or turkey in a large nonstick pan. Drain any fat. Return meat to pan. Place onions in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes, until soft. Add cooked onions to the pan of meat. Stir in remaining chili ingredients. 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.

Notes

Makes 8 cups total (each serving 1 cup)

Shopping Tips
Looking to buy a crock-pot? Here’s one of my favorites: 
Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless Steel
WW Freestyle Points 1-Blue  (made with extra lean ground beef)
WW Freestyle Points 0-Blue  (made with 99% fat-free ground turkey)
WW SmartPoints 6-Green (made with extra lean ground beef)
WW SmartPoints
5-Green (made with 99% fat-free ground turkey)
WW POINTS PLUS 6 (made with 99% fat-free ground turkey or extra lean ground beef)
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup made with 99% fat-free ground turkey
230 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat.fat, 35g chol, 23g protein, 36g carbs, 9g fiber, 856mg sodium, 5g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup made with extra lean ground beef
245 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 30g chol, 21g protein, 36g carbs, 9g fiber, 856g sodium, 5g sugar
FACTS: for Freetyle Points (made with extra lean ground beef)
65 calories, 1g sat. fat, 11g protein, 0g sugar
FACTS: for FreeStyle SmartPoints (made with 99% fat-free ground turkey)
0 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1cupCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 23gFat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 856mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 6

Comments

  1. This recipe is a hit! So easy to make for either cooking method. We like extra beans in our chili so I usually add a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas and more seasoning because we like extra spice. Or, I use the hot taco seasoning from Aldi.

    Thanks for another winner!

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