I am a real fan of chili and cornbread and I can eat this meal any of the year. Here is a Weight Watcher version of this spicy and delicious meal.

Weight Watcher Classic Crockpot Beef Chili

Estimated POINTS value per serving 2 
Serves 6

Ingredients

1 lb. lean ground beef (10% or less)

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 sweet onion, chopped

1/4 cup canned diced chilies

2 tbsp. tomato paste

Oregano sprigs for garnish

Instructions

1. In a large nonstick skillet brown beef and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally to break up meat. Drain excess fat. Add chili powder and cumin and stir to combine.

2. Combine tomatoes, beans, onion, chilies, and tomato paste in crockpot. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on High until flavors are blended, 4 - 5 hours. Serve garnished with oregano.

Best Ever Weight Watcher Skillet Cornbread

Estimated POINTS value per serving 2

Serves 12 
  
Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

1/2 cup white cornmeal

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup egg whites

2 tbs. fat free egg substitute

Instructions

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add cornmeal and stir until blended.

Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.

Pour into 9 inch cast iron skillet prepared with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Quick Tips 

Spray crockpot with cooking spray for easier cleanup.

This meal is very filling but if you aren't quite satisfied you can add a garden salad.  

Judy Scuderi is an Information Specialist in Florida. She is an an avid cookbook collector and lifetime member of Weight Watchers. Check out her blog at:

http://www.floridamuse.wordpress.com