Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Black Bean Chili
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Originally published 11/2013; Updated 9/2016
(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day #37 – Simply Filling Slow Cooker Pumpkin Black Bean Chili)
This slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili is another winner from the 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 🙂
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Skinny on Slow Cooker Pumpkin Black Bean 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.
Served with moist healthy slow cooker cornbread, it really hit the spot.
Satisfying, but not as heavy as traditional chili. 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, 2* WW SmartPoints and works with Simply Filling.
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- 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!
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Recipes for Soup & Chili:
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Creamy Chili Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans
Slow Cooker 3 Bean Turkey Chili
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Chili
Weight Watchers Chuck Wagon Chili for the Crock Pot
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