(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 37)
This slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili is another winner from Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!
(One of my favorite cookbook finds since beginning this Year of Crock Pot Cooking Challenge.)
I made a few modifications to the original slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili recipe to make it work with what I had around.
I also wanted to try to make the batch a bit smaller so we wouldn’t be swimming in chili
The recipe calls for 2-1/2 cups of chopped cooked turkey. I replaced it with 1-1/2 cups chopped leftover cooked chicken I had in the freezer.
I also used 1 can of black beans instead of 2 and cut back a little on the chicken broth.
Both Rod and I liked this chili a lot. And like most chilis, It tasted even better leftover.
Nobody would ever guess that this slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili has pumpkin in it. But it helps to make it thicker and less “tomatoey.”
According to my calculations, each 1 cup serving has 162 calories, *4 Weight Watchers Points Plus and works with Simply Filling.
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 can (14 to 16 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
- 2 cups (14 to 16 ounces) canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
- Put all the ingredients into your slow cooker. (I used my 4-Quart.)
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.
Source: Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!
If you liked slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili you might also like:
Slow Cooker Turkey Green Chili Chowder
Creamy Chili Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans
Black-Eye Pea Slow Cooker Soup
*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
I made this slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili with my Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker which you can check out on Amazon: