This recipe is a must! Make it with ground turkey, chicken, or beef.
My mom loved this chili so much she called and asked for the recipe the next day.
Even though this is a slow cooker recipe...as another option you can bring the chili to a boil, then simmer covered, for about 20 minutes instead on the stove top.
Weight watcher points are 8.6 if recipe is divided between 5 servings. These are good sized servings and could be made smaller and be perfectly filling with a salad and fruit added to the meal.
1 pound ground turkey, chicken, or lean beef. I used ground turkey.
1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 cup chopped onions, (finely chopped)
1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper.
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 14.5 can tomatoes, pureed
1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed.
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed.
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp brown sugar, I used Splenda brown sugar blend.
Brown ground meat of choice with garlic and onion. Drain and add to slow cooker.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
I gave the chili a stir once or twice while it was cooking, but it isn't necessary. Stir before serving.
We had ours with Homestyle Corn Bread the first night, and as chili dogs with the leftovers. No nitrate chicken or beef hot dogs are served in my kitchen.