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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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 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 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 PointsPlus, *2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints and works with Simply Filling.
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Watch this demonstration from Cooking with Phyllis to see how easy it is to make your own pumpkin black bean chili:
If you like this simple chili recipe made with black beans and pumpkin, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including 3-Bean Turkey Sausage Chili, Stovetop or Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Chili, Easy BBQ Turkey Chili, White Bean Chicken Chili Verde and Mom’s Best Chili.
This pumpkin and black bean chili is easy, healthy and delicious with 162 calories, 4 PP, 2 SP and works with Simply Filling.
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1-1/2-2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 can (14-16 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
- 2 cups (about 14-16 ounces) canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1 can (14-15 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
Place all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on LOW, 6 to 8 hours.
*4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
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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 Stew & Chili:
Spicy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili (OrganizeYourselfSkinny)
Chunky Veggie Pumpkin Chili (HungryGirl)
Wild Caribbean Black Bean Chili (SlenderKitchen)
Chicken & Black Bean Chili (MealPlanningMommies)
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew (SkinnyKitchen)
Turkey, Corn & Black Bean Chili (RecipeDiaries)
Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili (SkinnyTaste)
Mushroom & Black Bean Crock Pot Chili (LaaLoosh)
Learn how to make your own Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Chili:
I made this slow cooker pumpkin black bean chili with my Crock-Pot Choose-A-Crock which you can check out on Amazon:
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