It's Chili Out There!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. Mainly because I don’t really cook (I eat!).  The road to retirement has been blocked by extremely expensive salads.

This past weekend, I made low-fat chili and hubman said, “did you post about this?”  Whaaa? I didn’t even know he knew I had a blog. Next thing you know, he’ll find out I run a lot.

Chili is really deceiving when it comes to nutritionals. Wendy’s and Sweet Tomatoes/Souplanation seem to be the best options around 220 calories and 3-7g of fat for a small but Johnny Rockets offers a bowl of Chili for 680 calories and 59g of fat. Even if that bowl is huge, eating half of it is still 30g of fat. For 30 grams of fat, you can be sure I’d rather eat a cupcake the size of my head.

So, here’s my recipe for Low Fat Chili.


Tasty Taste!


  • ½ lb lean ground beef, ground turkey, or Boca crumbles
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • I can of black beans (not drained)
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • ½ chopped onion
  • ¼ bag of frozen kernel corn
  • 2-3 tbsp Chili Powder


  • Cook the lean ground beef or ground turkey on a skillet according to the direction on the package.
  • Throw all the ingredients (including Boca crumbles if you’re using those) into a crock pot and stir well.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Although the ingredients will look super thick in the crock pot, don’t be tempted to add water because the chili will become more soup-like as it cooks. This chili has a thinner base. If you like it thicker, drain the tomatoes and black beans or even add some tomato paste.

I recently saw another recipe that substituted salsa for the diced tomatoes. I might try that next because I like my chili to have kick.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers Sally O’Malley






Filed under So You Think I Can Cook

5 responses to “It's Chili Out There!

  1. Sally O’Malley….hahah!!! YES! I LOVED those skits. 🙂

  2. Sara

    I like to kick and stretchhhh. I’m 50 years old!

  3. Now I desperately want to find a way to get a giant cupcake in my life right now. Thanks 🙂

  4. I love homemade chilli, especially in the winter and especially with some kick (great photo!!)

  5. 13point1miles

    Mmmm I LOVE chili! I have never had Nature Valley granola thins. They look DELISH! I am going to pick them up today at the store!

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