Chili

29 Sep

I love Chili! During my weight watchers days it was always my go to low cal food. The secret for the best chili (in my opinion) is in the toppings. Chili is not chili without a little spice and a whole lot of crunchy raw veggies on top.

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I package ground beef
2 cans kidney beans
1 can mixed beans
1 can black beans
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can salsa
1 can tomato sauce
1 can corn
1 Taco seasoning packet or 4 Tbsp bulk taco spice
Chili powder to taste (4 tbsp)
Curry powder to taste(3 Tbsp)
Cumin to taste (2 Tsp)
Seasoning salt to taste
Frank’s Red Hot to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste (a pinch)

Served on the Side As Raw/Cold Toppings
Celery
Green, red, yellow, orange peppers
Pineapple
Grated cheese
Cilantro
Sour cream
Onions, green and red

Directions

Fry the ground beef and mix in the spices and the tomatoes first adding the beans last so that the don’t get crushed while stirring. If you have time you can really brown the beef to enrich the flavor of the chili. While it’s all simmering and the flavors are mixing chop your veggies and grate your cheese.

I always set up a top your own chili station so everyone can add their own toppings. I like my chili with buttered toast. Just remember the more veggies you add the lower calorie you meal will be. I think this is one of the best diet food out there. It’s spicy and satisfying and you can’t even tell it’s low cal.

Hope this has inspired you to make chili sometime soon!

Enjoy!

 

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