Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili (5 pts)
Mindi with iSaveA2Z.com
lean trimmed sirloin beef (chili meat)
of olive oil
medium ribs of celery
medium cloves of garlic
small jalapeno pepper
with seeds removed and minced
of chili powder
of ground cumin
of dried oregano
of red pepper flakes
can add more if you like it spicy.
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
reduced sodium beef broth
8 oz can of tomato sauce
of canned kidney beans
drained and rinsed
Coat a large stockpot with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.
Add the beef and break it up as it cooks. Cook until it is browned. About 5 minutes.
Remove the chili meat from the pot and set it to the side.
Add the oil to the pot and again set it on medium-high heat.
When oil gets hot, add the celery, garlic, onion and minced jalapeno. Saute until ingredients are tender, about 4 minutes.
Put the chili meat back into the pot and add the chili powder, cumin, bay leaves, salt, red pepper flakes and oregano.
Stir well to coat the vegetables and chili meat with the spices.
Add the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, tomato sauce and kidney beans and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, partially covered.
When you are ready to serve, take out the bay leaves, spoon chili into bowls and top with chopped shallots if you like.
1 serving = 5 points. Recipe yields 1 heaping cup per serving.