Skinny Slow Cooked Chili

Prep time: 30 min • Cook time: 5 hours • Yield: 2 servings Ingredients
  • 8 ounces very lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon medium chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Pinch red pepper flakes or more
  • Pinch dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup ¼-inch diced zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring often to break up lumps.
  2. Place the beef in a slow cooker with all the ingredients EXCEPT for the zucchini. Cover, and cook for 4-hours on the low setting. Add the zucchini, stir well, and cook for 1 more hour.
  3. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste and serve hot, garnished with scallions.
  • The beef must be very lean for this to be calorie friendly. You can also substitute chicken or turkey for the beef.

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