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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Super-Easy Slow Cooker Three-Bean Chili


Super-Easy Slow Cooker Three-Bean Chili
 
I forgot to take a picture of this.  I will add it next time.  This recipe came from our Weight Watchers Weekly (and is where I got the picture until I take my own). 
 
My first thought when I saw this recipe was that I have everything in my pantry to make this except fresh cilantro and lime - and it did not need to be added till the end. I was heading to the store later that morning, so I put in on too cook.  Anything I can make with the staples in my pantry is always a good thing. 
 
This recipe did not require much change.  I did use my homemade taco seasoning mix.  It is great and I know what is in it. 
 
This recipe got a great review from 3 out of 4 of us.  Daniel said it was good, but did not have meat in it.   I can easily see adding meat to this sometimes.  It would change the points value, but if you use the right meat - it remains 0 for simply filling. 
 
This recipe serves 10.  I made two frozen dinners out of it and the rest was consumed yesterday.  We had warm full bellies on this freezing, windy, rainy Saturday.
 
This will now be in our winter rotation.  The lime and cilantro give it a fabulous flavor. 

 

Super Easy Slow Cooker Three-Bean Chili

Serving size for points - 1 1/3 cup

Points plan - 6 pp+/ serving
0 pp+ if doing Simply Filling

I also added a little grated cheese on top. Be sure to add points for cheese.
Daniel said it made great Frito Pie. Be sure to add points for Fritos.
 
Source: Weigh Watchers Weekly Nov. 17-23
Course: Gluten Free Soup/stew/Chili
Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
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  • 3 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies  (Rotel)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 14 ounce chili seasoning mix  - I used homemade taco seaoning mix
  • 14 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro minced

Directions

  1. Combine onion, garlic, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours (or low heat 4-6 hours).
  3. Add frozen corn during last hour of cooking.
  4. Stir in lime juice and cilantro just before serving.

 

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