I'm a lazy cook, so when it comes to eating better, I'm quick becoming the queen of the slow cooker.
Here's a simple chili recipe I threw together for myself, my folks, and my little sister tonight. 5 servings, at about 460 calories a serving.
In your slow cooker, stir in:
1.75lbs of super lean ground beef, cooked and crumbled in a skillet
can of pinto beans, rinsed
can of kidney beans, rinsed
can of corn
29 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
Take your empty tomato can, fill it half-full with water, and stir in:
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
ground black pepper to taste
salt (if you want; I trusted there was enough salt in my can of corn and diced tomatoes to flavor the chili appropriately)
Stir the contents of the tomato can into your slow-cooker.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10. Enjoy!