Thursday, April 17, 2008

WW's Zesty Beef Chili

I didn't Take a Photo of this one because well, it looked like Chili, it was delicious and spicy & I only used half of the chili powder that it called for so I would reccomend cutting it down even more if you don't like it too spicy.

From: Marey on Recipe Challenge
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 large Onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 4 1/2 oz. can chopped mild green chilies, drained
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 lb. ground lean beef (5% or less fat)
1 28-oz. can Italian peeled tomatoes, chopped
1 cup fat-free salsa
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chili powder
2 15-oz. cans red kidney beans, rinsed & drained

1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion & cook, stirring occasionally until translucent, 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic, chilies & Cajun seasoning; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the ground beef & cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes with their liquid, the salsa, water & chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and summer, covered, until the flavors are blended and the chili thickens slightly, about 1 hour. Stir the beans and cook until heated through.

Yields: 6 servingsServing size: 1 1/2
CupsPoints per serving: 5

* Top the chili with minced red onion and cilantro, and for an extra 1/2 points value per serving, 2 tablespoons of shredded fat-free cheddar cheese.


Brie said...

I've had some where I didn't think I should take a picture...LOL
I wonder if my crew would eat chili...

Marey said...

Glad you made this & liked it Mandi! We did, too! Mmmm :)