Easy Low-Fat Chili

This zesty chili really hits the spot on cool fall days.


7 servings


1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups water, divided
1 (15.5 ounce) can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6 ounce) can salt-free tomato paste
2 to 4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt, optional
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a large saucepan, cook the onion and green pepper in 1/2 cup water until tender. Add beans, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in chili powder, salt if desired, pepper and remaining water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: (1 cup prepared without added salt): Calories 198, Sodium 295 mg, Cholesterol 0, Carbohydrate 38 gm, Protein 11 gm, Fat 1 gm. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 1/2 Vegetable

Recipe Courtesy Of

Janet Moore, Ogdensburg, New York

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