It's chili time! This lower-calorie Recipe Makeover can easily be prepared in a slow cooker (crock pot).
Per serving: 199 calories, 4.3g fat and 594mg sodium.
Saves: 183 calories, 19.2g fat and 639mg sodium!
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 9 hrs
Yield: 8 x 1 cup servings
Chili, an all-American dish, can be calorie-laden, particularly when the portions are large. Our made-over recipe cuts the calories, fat and sodium from the original recipe.
A few simple substitutes can make all the difference, such as replacing higher-fat cuts of pork with lean, regular beer with light, regular sauce with lower-sodium. Decreasing the serving size from six larger servings to eight one-cup servings further helps make this a healthy choice.
Place all ingredients into a 4-quart slow cooker; mix gently.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours, or until pork is tender.
For richer flavor, can replace lean boneless pork with boneless pork country-style ribs.
Serve chili from the slow cooker directly over hot cooked rice, with cornbread, with corn tortillas, or over baked tortilla chips as nachos, and accompany with celery and carrot sticks. Garnish with a dollop of low-fat sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.