Homemade Chili

In the fall and winter, one of my favorite foods is chili. It’s easy to make, fills you up, and tastes great.  And what’s even better is that it’s easy to freeze, which makes for a quick homemade meal during the holidays when everyone’s schedules are so crazy!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need…

1-Ingredients for homemade chili with diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chili beans, onion, green pepper, cumin

Homemade Chili

Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef
  • 1 lg can of diced tomatoes (only use 3/4 of the can)
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz chili beans
  • 14.5 oz kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 2 cans of water (use tomato paste can)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

First you will saute the beef until browned. Then you will add the onions, green pepper, and garlic and let it saute.

You will then add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and water and stir.

Next, add all of the seasonings, along with the chili beans and kidney beans.

Let simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Then it is ready to serve...you can garnish it will cheddar cheese or sour cream.

6 points plus (without cheese & sour cream)

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First you will brown the meat…while this is happening you can chop the onion and green pepper.

1-Chopping onions for homemade chili.

1-Chopping green peppers for homemade chili

Once the meat is browned, you will add the onion, green pepper, and garlic into the pot and let it saute.

1-Sauteing lean ground beef, onions, green pepper for chili

You will then add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and water, followed by the seasonings.

1-Adding the cumin to the chili

And then the beans…

1-Adding the kidney beans to the chili

I would let everything simmer for at least 30 minutes so the flavors can really build.

1-Chili is simmering with diced tomatoes, lean ground beef, kidney beans, chili beans - Weight Watchers points included

After this it is dinner time!  I like to eat it with cheddar cheese & corn bread :)

1-Yummy homemade chili with diced tomatoes, lean ground beef, kidney beans, chili beans - Weight Watchers points included

Now we can freeze the remaining chili and use it once the hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us!