Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Megan's Chili

I have tried & tweaked countless different chili recipes & I think I finally have it right with this one.

main meals
POINTS® Value: 8

Servings: 8

Serving Size: Approx 1 1/2 cups

I like to top my chili with extra jalapenoes, some shredded Reduced-Fat cheddar, & a dollop of low-fat sour cream. Corn bread is great served as a side!

1 cup(s) green pepper(s), diced
2 cup(s) onion(s), diced
8 clove(s) garlic clove(s)
1 pound(s) cooked extra lean ground beef
1 medium jalapeno pepper(s), minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1/4 cup(s) packed brown sugar
1 tbsp Durkee Ground Cumin Seed
3 tbsp canned tomato paste
1 tsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp table salt
2 serving(s) Durkee Bay Leaves
1 1/4 cup(s) red wine, (I use Merlot)
30 oz canned tomato sauce
30 oz Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, (I usually use Rotel)
30 oz canned kidney beans, drained- I usually use 1 each dark & light kidney
1 pound(s) Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Italian sausage link, hot, casings removed- can also use sweet if you prefer


Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeo) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves.

Side Note: Like most chilis, this version tastes even better the next day.


  1. Yum, I may have to try that one the next time!

  2. I think you forgot to drop some off at my house ;)

    BTW, that soup recipe that I got from you the other day... TO DIE FOR!!!!! YUM-O

  3. Your Chili is warming me up. Saw on Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans you lost weight, good job!

  4. I hear you have a fabulous weight loss this week! Congrats and keep it up girl!

  5. Hello? Anyone still kickin'? I think it's time for a new post.