Note: This is a recipe I got from Weight Watchers Magazine over 10 years ago.
1 lb 90% lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 can (28-oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15-oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup canned diced green chiles
2 tbsp tomato paste
Fresh oregano sprigs for garnish, if desired
Cook the beef and garlic in a nonstick skillet, breaking up meat with spoon, until meat is browned. Drain off any fat. Add the chili powder and cumin and stir to coat the meat.
Mix the tomatoes, beans, onion, chiles, and tomato paste in a slow cooker. Stir in the beef mixture. Place lid on cooker and cook on high until the flavors are blended, 4 to 5 hours.
Garnish with the oregano sprigs, if desired.
Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 170 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated), 32 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 16 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein, 59 mg calcium
WW Points: 3