Simple Start Slow Cooker Chili

Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Even though I’ve already completed the new two week Simple Start plan for Weight Watchers, I thought I would share this recipe since a lot of other folks are just getting started.  This is a pretty quick & easy slow cooker chili recipe that I’ve been making for several years.  Not only will it work for Simple Start, but it will also work for the traditional PointsPlus Tracking method as well as Simply Filling.  Enjoy!

Simple Start Slow Cooker Chili
Serves: 6
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans beans (kidney, pinto, or black), drain one can
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions soften. Add the ground beef and all the spices. Cook until no longer pink, breaking the beef up with a wooden spoon. Transfer the beef into a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Add the tomatoes and beans. Stir well to combine. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Makes six servings of approximately 1-cup each.
This recipe is compatible with both the Simple Start and Simply Filling plans for Weight Watchers. If following the Tracking plan, it is 6 PointsPlus per serving. If you are a vegetarian, simply substitute a bag of Boca Crumbles in place of the ground beef.


Until next time …



  1. violettfem says:

    Mel I’m going to share this with my regional WW FB group. I’m the Samantha that friend requested you btw. I didn’t realize I had already ‘liked’ TDM on FB.

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