Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ry's Journey

Weight Watchers didn’t make a good chili…so I added some stuff :) Here is MY VERSION to good WW chili, and I only bumped the chili up one point! 5 points per serving.
Husband: 8
Memaw & Mom: 10

· 2 tsp olive oil
· 1 medium onion, chopped
· 3 medium garlic clove, minced
· 1 or 2 carrots
· 1 pound(s) lean ground sirloin or 93% lean ground beef
· 3 tbsp chili powder
· 3 tsp ground cumin
· 2 tsp dried oregano
· salt and pepper to taste
· 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
· 2 cup canned beef broth
· 8 oz tomato sauce
· 30 oz canned kidney, chili, or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
· 1 can of tomato soup J I’m not sure why I added this, it just needed something and I think this is the secret to good chili J
· If you like some heat throw a minced jalapeño in
1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium-high heat., add carrots, garlic, jalapeno, and onion. Then sauté everything until tender and onions are translucent. This should take about 4 minutes. Then, add the beef and sauté until cooked completely. Break up the meat as it browns. This should take about 5 minutes.
2. Step 2
Add the chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano…well everything else!
Then you need to coat the vegetables and beef with spices by stirring. Then, add the remaining ingredients (tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce and beans) and bring to a boil. Simmer partially covered for at least 30 minutes.
I garnished with scallions. The recipe said it makes 4 servings…It made 6 for us. It’s 5 points per serving.
SPICES (I like to mix all my spices before I throw them in)