MyHealthyVegas easy skillet chili just in time for football season
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Serves: 4
This is quick and easy to make. The guys will even like it and you don't have to be guilty about the fat!
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (93% ideal)
  • 1 cup frozen tricolor bell peppers
  • 1 16 oz jar mild or medium Pace® Picante sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package Ms. Dash® Chili Seasoning mix
  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • A few dashes of each of the following dry seasonings while browning the beef:
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Pam® cooking spray
  • Optional toppings for serving: diced green onion, low fat shredded cheese, lite sour cream
  • Eliminating the chili seasoning and also reducing the picante sauce to half will still leave a flavorful chili with less PPV and less sodium.
  1. Spray a large skillet with Pam and heat. Add beef and a few dashes of the above seasoning. No need to add more as the Ms. Dash seasoning will be added later. Add just enough to flavor the beef on its own. Add frozen bell pepper once beef begins to brown. Stir frequently, leave uncovered to allow moisture from frozen vegetables to reduce.
  2. Once beef is browned, add picante sauce and next three ingredients one at a time to the skillet. Stir ingredients after each is added. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer for 8 minutes. The Ms. Dash will thicken the chili as it has flour and cornstarch in it. If you have wheat allergies the chili is good without this ingredient too. Remember to stir the chili as it thickens it will want to stick to the pan.
  3. Ladle into bowls and serve right away with lite sour cream or low fat shredded cheese for toppings. Don’t forget to add the point plus values for your toppings! You may also portion the chili out into containers for quick meals you can reheat during the week. Easily keeps in the refrigerator for 5-days.
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus™ Value = 7. Calculated based on 4 Servings.

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My Recipe Inspiration: Chili Picante, Winter 2011 edition of Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15-Minute Recipes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 12 Protein: 23
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