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Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili

Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili Recipe


Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili Recipe. Get ready to whip up something truly special. It’s a fantastic lunch or dinner option that combines hearty beef and beans in a way that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

What’s great about this recipe is its simplicity and the use of everyday ingredients. You’ve got beef adding a rich, meaty flavor and beans bringing in their own unique texture and taste.

This Beef and Bean Chili is more than just a meal; it’s a chance to create something delicious that everyone can enjoy. So, grab your apron, and let’s get cooking!

Weight Watchers Points


2 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 9 Green Plan

2 WW Freestyle Points and 9 Smart Points

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Tips and Tricks

Browning the Beef

Brown the beef in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pot. Overcrowding can cause the beef to steam instead of sear, affecting the flavor and texture.

Prepping Vegetables

Dice the vegetables uniformly to ensure even cooking. This helps blend the flavors better and provides a consistent texture in each bite.

Controlling Heat

Adjust the amount of jalapeño and crushed red pepper flakes to suit your heat preference. For a milder chili, use less or omit them entirely.

Layering Flavors

Cook the onions, celery, garlic, and jalapeño until they are soft and fragrant. This step is crucial for building a robust flavor base for the chili.

Incorporating Spices

After adding the spices, stir them into the beef and vegetables thoroughly. Cooking the spices briefly before adding liquids enhances their flavors and aroma.

Simmering

Simmer the chili with the lid partially covered. This helps thicken the chili while allowing excess moisture to evaporate, concentrating the flavors.

Removing Bay Leaves

Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves before serving. Bay leaves add great flavor but are not meant to be eaten.

Adding Shallots

Sprinkle chopped shallots on top just before serving. They add a fresh, slightly sweet crunch that complements the rich, savory chili.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chili with cornbread, rice, or a side salad for a complete meal. Toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, or avocado can add extra flavor and texture.

Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of broth if the chili has thickened too much.

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Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili

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Weight Watchers Beef and Bean Chili Recipe. Get ready to whip up something truly special. It's a fantastic lunch or dinner option.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Spray a large stockpot with cooking spray and place it on medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking the meat apart as it cooks. Once browned, take the beef out of the pot and set it aside.
  • Pour oil into the same pot and heat it up again on medium-high. Wait for the oil to get hot.
  • Put in the onion, celery, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook them until they're soft, which should take about 4 minutes.
  • Return the beef to the pot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix everything together so that the spices cover the vegetables and beef.
  • Now, add the tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, and beans to the pot. Bring everything to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down to low. Let the chili simmer for 30 minutes with the pot partially covered.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve the chili in bowls and sprinkle chopped shallots on top for extra flavor.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 Heaping Cup
2 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 9 Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 9 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 757mgPotassium: 1230mgFiber: 12gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1185IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 7mg
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