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WW Recipe of the Day: Mom's Best Chili Ever

Here's another delicious recipe from Mom. She is calling it her Best Chili Recipe Ever which is saying something, because 1) she's made quite a few pots of chili through the years, and 2) she is particular when it comes to the flavor of her food!

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Mom's Best Chili Recipe Ever with Weight Watchers Points

She shared some of her best chili ever with me and I agree with her assessment. It was full of flavor without being too spicy, filling but not overly heavy.

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Mom made a few changes to the original recipe, which she has noted in parenthesis. To keep this WW friendly, you may want to use all lean ground beef. But if you're more interested in maximum flavor, I'd say do what she did - use half ground beef and half sausage.

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Mom's Best WW Friendly Chili

How Many Calories and WW Points in Mom's Best Chili?

According to my calculations, each servings has 296 calories and:

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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Take it away Mom…

"My BEST chili recipe ever - and I used combination ingredients from several recipes! Found it to be a lighter version than many that I've made; filling without that 'heavy' feeling! Nourishing and really delicious—as also stated by my working crew that I fed for lunch and my daughter, another food critic!! All agreed. Hope you do too!!"

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Bowl of Mom's Best Chili topped with cheese

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Best Chili Recipe Ever

This is the best chili recipe ever that I've made. I used part lean ground sirloin and part Jimmy Dean sausage and canned chili beans. Everyone who tried it gave it high marks for flavor. It was satisfying without being too heavy.

Prep Time20 minutes mins

Cook Time1 hour hr

Total Time1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

Servings (adjustable): 8

Calories: 296

Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 95% lean ground beef (I substituted 1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage with Sage and 1 pound ground sirloin)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4-5 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • ½ large red or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) chili beans in sauce (I used S&W brand in zesty sauce)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel tomatoes (w/green chili peppers)
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) mild green chile peppers
  • 1 can (29 ounces) whole tomatoes, chopped; or 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a stock pot (affiliate link) set over medium heat, cook the the ground sirloin and sausage, stirring and breaking up the clumps, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix.

  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove from the heat and stand for a while (ideally, at least 20 minutes) to give the mixture time to thicken and flavors to meld further.

  • Serve warm with optional garnishes if desired.

  • Optional garnishes: cheese, raw onions, tortilla chips and freshly squeezed lime.

Recipe Notes

To keep this WW friendly, you may want to use all lean ground beef. But if you're more interested in maximum flavor, I'd say do what she did - use half ground beef and half sausage.

Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition Facts

Best Chili Recipe Ever

Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)

Calories 296Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Fiber 8g32%

Protein 32g64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: mom's chili, potluck chili

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A few more notes from the cook: "I believe that next time I make it, I would use the same ingredients and seasonings, but would also add a few more veggies: sliced mushrooms (for sure) and maybe some zucchini. All in all, very flavorful and satisfying. For me, a 'keeper'! I find the S&W brand of chili beans have just the perfect amount of seasoning, and will also continue to use that brand. (I found them at the 99c store!!)"

Recipe submitted by: Marge M., Phoenix, Arizona

*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Mom's Best Chili Recipe Ever | Simple Nourished Living (5)Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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