Mom's Best Chili Recipe Ever with Weight Watchers Points
4.43 from 7 votes

Best Chili Recipe Ever

This is the best chili recipe ever that I've made. I used part lean ground sirloin and part Jimmy Dean sausage and canned chili beans. Everyone who tried it gave it high marks for flavor. It was satisfying without being too heavy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 296
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 pounds 95% lean ground beef (I substituted 1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage with Sage and 1 pound ground sirloin)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4-5 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 large red or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) chili beans in sauce (I used S&W brand in zesty sauce)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel tomatoes (w/green chili peppers)
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) mild green chile peppers
  • 1 can (29 ounces) whole tomatoes, chopped; or 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a stock pot set over medium heat, cook the the ground sirloin and sausage, stirring and breaking up the clumps, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and stand for a while (ideally, at least 20 minutes) to give the mixture time to thicken and flavors to meld further.
  • Serve warm with optional garnishes if desired.
  • Optional garnishes: cheese, raw onions, tortilla chips and freshly squeezed lime.

Recipe Notes

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Best Chili Recipe Ever
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g32%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mom's chili, potluck chili