Okay, for those of you outside the Midwest, you may have a warm and wonderful weekend. For us? WE ARE FREEZING!!! Temps below zero and wind chills in the negative 20’s and 30’s!!! In fact, many schools around here are canceled Friday- (if my children are reading this and it is still Friday; No, not our homeschool. Proceed as usual!!!)
To warm my family up, I am making chili. (My son Mitch’s birthday is tomorrow and it is his absolute favorite) It is a modified version of two old recipes that I have perfected over the past 15 years. I thought I’d share it with you today. Maybe it will warm your weekend. Hey–and it is pretty low in Weight Watchers points. We serve it with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream on top. (Okay–that makes the points go way up!!!) As side dishes, we have cornbread and fruit.
Man-pleasing, (but Weight Watcher Friendly) Chili
2 lbs. ground sirloin (or ground turkey)
4 onions, diced
8 ounces fresh or drained, canned mushrooms (we double this because our boys LOVE mushrooms)
28 ounces petite, diced tomatoes
28 ounces tomato puree
40 ounces Brooks Chili beans, mild
1/2 C. kethcup
4-6 T. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder (or 1 T. fresh, chopped garlic)
4 ounces mild chopped chilis (optional. It doesn’t make it too hot)
Salt and pepper to taste
1-2 T. sugar
In a large kettle, brown meat and onions with spices. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low at least an hour. Enjoy!!!!
Serving size: 1 1/2 C.
Weight Wathcers Points: 5