Well according to the menu plan we were supposed to make this on Friday night, but all of our weekend plans got shifted around so Tyler made it for lunch today instead. We had been hesitant to try a new chili recipe since we are so happy with the one we usually use, but this one was great too, and has a lot of veggies in it so it’s a bit healthier. We’ll definitely make it again, and it will be great for taking for lunch this week! Only 4 points per serving and SO filling.
Beef and Black Bean Chili
1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
2 onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (be careful not to touch the seeds, they burn!)
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
(cheese and cilantro for topping if desired)
Spray a large nonstick saucepan with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 3-5 minutes. Drain off any fat.
Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, beans, water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the chili is thickened, about 45 minutes.
Serves 4 (each serving is 2 cups)
WW points per serving: 4
Source: Take-Out Tonight: 150+ Restaurant Favorites to Make At Home, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002