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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pumpkin Chili

I know.....I know.....you're thinking 'ick', right?  Well get that thought out of your head.....this stuff is good! The pumpkin gives it such a nice flavor. Seriously.....try this. Or make your own version of chili and add a can of pumpkin.

Makes 8 Servings
1 Serving = 1 Cup = 4 PointsPlus™

1 lb lean ground beef
1 can (15 oz) dark red kidney beans
1 can (15 oz) light red kidney beans
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup beef or vegetable broth
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 (or 2) garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried cilantro
1 tsp dried oregano

Add beef, salt & pepper to a soup pot or Dutch oven. Brown meat.

Add onion, green pepper & garlic. Cook until 'tender'.

Add the rest of the ingredients.

Stir well. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring from the bottom every 10 – 15 minutes.

MY SPIN: You can add more onion, pepper, garlic and spices to you own taste.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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