Jan 11, 2009

Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili





Another great chili recipe! This one uses turkey and a whole lotta beans.
I loved this easy recipe topped with a little low fat cheddar, chopped red onion and cilantro. My brother gave me his recipe and insisted I use it for my blog. I am always looking for new, great tasting, low point recipes, so I made this and he was right, it was a winner and even better the next day. Prepare this the night before and turn it on in the morning. Have a great meal when you get home. This can easily be made vegan by eliminating the turkey. Here is how easy this is to make:




Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili
 Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12 Serving Size: 10.8 oz Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 206.3 • Fat: 1.4 g • Protein: 16.8 g • Carb: 31.8 g • Fiber: 9.0 g  

Ingredients: 
  • 1.3 lb (20 oz) fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped chilies, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, undrained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can small red beans, undrained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro for topping
  • shredded cheddar to top (extra pts)
Directions:
Brown turkey and onion in a medium skillet over medium high heat until cooked through.

Drain any fat remaining and transfer to crock pot. Add the beans, chilies, chickpeas tomatoes, tomato sauce and chili powder mixing well.

Cook on high 6-8 hours.

Garnish with onions, cilantro and cheese and enjoy!

261 comments :

  1. What a fabulous recipe!

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  2. Your pictures look fabulous!

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  3. I love chick peas, I will try this one :)

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  4. This will be on my menu next week for sure!

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  5. Look delicious! Craving for chili right now.

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  6. This looks delicious! Next time I go to the store, I'll have to pick up the ingredients!

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  7. This was excellent, I just added some fresh garlic, very satisfying, thank you so much for this website, I love trying your great recipes!

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  8. this was so delicious. my whole family loved it. i will be making this again soon. thanks so much.

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  9. I made this in my crock pot and it is DELICIOUS! I added a cup of whole wheat elbow macaroni to the mix. It makes a whole lot so I froze a lot of it (it's just me in the house). Thanks for the great website!

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  10. GreatChili, my family loved it!

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  11. This was my very first recipe I tried of yours and just loved it.

    Let me say Gina that thanks to your recipes I have literally lost since August 14pounds. Of course I am on weight watchers but after a friend finding your site she told me how the whole process works and I have just fallen in love with your food. Let me say that even my hubby who loves food with flavor loves your recipes.

    Thank you for inspiring me and please keep those recipes coming.

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  12. @Curry - knowing people are losing weight while making my dishes is so rewarding to me. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I love comments!!

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  13. I made this and entered into our annual Chili Cookoff at work-it won me 2nd prize out of 18 chili dishes! Its delicious!

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  14. Terri Martin11/9/09, 9:43 AM

    My husband used the 3-Bean Turkey Chili and WON the Chili Cookoff!

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  15. @Terri - WOW! That's awesome!!!

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  16. I just made this and LOVED it! My son even enjoyed and it and was surprised that he like chili. Thanks for your great recipes :)

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  17. Awsome recipie! Only added Cumin, and garlic!

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    1. how much cumin did you add?

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    2. Me too.I used 1 tsp of chipotle chili powder,and 1 tsp of chili powder,some garlic and tossed in some cumin,maybe a tsp?

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    3. Me too! I added 1 tsp Cumin and a whole lotta garlic.

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  18. Made this last night and it was delicious! I couldn't believe it was only 3 points!

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  19. I tried this recipe and my family loved it!! I browned my gorund beef the night before- the next morning got up and put everything together in the crock pot to let cook all day. Came home to a great meal!!!

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  20. My brother sent me the link to your blog last week, and this was the first recipe I tried. Fantastic!

    I'm a busy person who loves to cook healthy, and try to avoid processed food as much a possible. Just browsing through your recipes, I can tell I will be coming back here often - and will be passing on the link to all my other busy friends. (I know that keeping up a site like this is a lot of work - so thanks for doing it!)

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  21. Thanks Jennifer, Yes, it really is a lot of work. Rewarding when I get positive feedback. Thanks for your comment.

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  22. Gina....do they really sell fat free ground turkey breast? If so, what is it made out of? Surely there must be SOME fat in ground turkey to be real turkey, no? What does it taste like? The recipe sounds fabulous. I'll be making it with low fat ground turkey. Please let me know about this fat free product you refer to...

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  23. They sell 99% fat free all white breast meat.

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  24. I made this for a Christmas party this weekend and it was AMAZING! i added a clove of garlic and it was so tasty :)

    Thank you again Gina for all of your amazing recipes!

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  25. This recipe was delicious! I also added fresh garlic to it. My fiance and I loved it- thank you so much for all of the wonderful recipes!

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  26. I love garlic, I'll have to try that next time!!

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  27. I am curious about the serving size, is the 10.8 oz weight? I think measuring that in a measuring cup would be difficult :) Could someone let me know? Thank you

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  28. Jennifer, if you figure 1 cup = 8oz then 10 oz would be 1 and 1/4 cups. At least, that's the logic I'd use...

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  29. Jennifer, 8 oz.=1 cup, so 10.8 oz= Approx. 1 1/3 cup. I believe this is correct, this is how I measure out this recipe.

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  30. I made this chili today and just had a bowl...FABULOUS..This will be my all time chili recipe..I had to come back and look at the recipe 3 times to make sure that it was only 3pts for a serving..tastes so rich and meaty. I followed the recipe exact adding a tablespoon of cumin and some red pepper flakes. Toppped with some WW shredded cheese for 2pts. Very filling meal for only 5pts. Thank you. Saturday I'm making your pasta fagoli..Can't wait.

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  31. I agree, this is an awesome recipe. I have to thank my brother for this one. Not all recipes come out good in the crockpot but this one is amazing! I love that people won prizes with this!

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    1. I am NOT surprised that people won prizes with any of your recipes. You are truly amazing and I am lucky and glad to have stumbled across your site about 2 years ago. I cook almost all of my recipes from your site. I know this is alot of work and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart! Even my husband raves to friends and coworkers about the recipes I make from here. We love them all and YOU! Thank you Gina!

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  32. Thank you Gina for all your hard work putting these recipes together!! It will make it so much easier to stick to my diet THIS TIME!! :)

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  33. You're welcome! It keeps me eating healthy too!

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  34. Gina,

    I am new to Weight Watchers. I tried this today and loved it! So did my picky toddler! I look forward to using more of your reecipes. Thank you!!

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  35. Gina,

    this recipe was so good even my 3 very picky kids loved it. Your recipes are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us. We have tried lots of recipes so far and my family especially loves the beef empanadas.

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  36. THIS WAS SOOO GOOD, I made it SuperBowl Sunday. It was SO delicious I can't get enough of it. I am planning on making it at least once a month now. There is a chili that we have in this town from a local donut shop that people drive MILES to get and I think it taste sooo much like that. It is GREAT! THANK YOU!

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  37. @Shelly- You're welcome! I made this for the SuperBowl too! It's even better the next day.

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  38. lol ours didn't make it to the next day :-\... but I am making it again tonight and doubling the recipe to ensure that it will last more than one night :)

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  39. I made this earlier in the week, and it was fabulous! My 2-year old LOVED it, and has eaten the leftovers all week long. Thank you so much for the recipe, and more importantly, the blog. I love coming here and getting ideas. Everything I've made has been amazing! Keep up the great work!!!

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  40. I have this in the crockpot right now and it will be done in 2 more hours....oh my, the aroma is delicious! The cleanup was SO easy and the house smells WONDERFUL right now!

    I love your recipes!!!

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  41. I love this chili recipe too :) And it's even better the next day which makes a great lunch! Enjoy!!

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  42. I'm new to cooking so forgive the dumb question.. but why does the turkey and onions have to be cooked first on a skillet? Wouldn't the crockpot cook it thoroughly in 8-12 hours?

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  43. That's ok! You can't brown meat in a crockpot. You want the turkey to be separated and browned into smaller bits. I would not recommend skipping this step.

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  44. Made your Spinach Lasagna Rolls the other nite - they were great! My husband said they looked like I bought them in the store - looked just like your picture! I love getting all your recipes - have tried many of them and haven't tried one I didn't like! Keep them coming!

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  45. I just had a question about the cooking time. Since the meat is already cooked, it still needs 6-8 hours to cook on high? That seems like a long time. I made a chicken and rice dish in the crock pot yesterday, and it only took 5 hours on low. Please let me me know, as I'm looking forward to making this, but afraid to leave it that long on high. Thanks!

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  46. Yes, that's right. The longer the better but if after less time you taste it and are happy with the results, you could always shut it off. It won't hurt your turkey by cooking it longer, it's like simmering a meat sauce all day.

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  47. I am making this today, but, I didn't have chick peas so I used cannelini beans instead. Will this substitution change the points value?

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  48. Hi Gina, this looks absolutely awesome!

    Just wondering about the can of tomato sauce?

    I know there's bottles of tomato sauce, and cans of tomato paste.. or cans of tomato soup?

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  49. There are small cans of tomato sauce, Hunts makes them as well as other brands. Here's an example: http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Meal-Planning/Tomato-Sauce/ID=prod1568208-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku1568197

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  50. I am curious about this recipe- however how could I do it if I were to puree the beans as I am not partial to the texture of whole beans? Would I puree the beans together before crock potting it, or after- just taking out the meat from the mix before I puree? Thank you for your wonderful recipes!!!

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  51. @Michaela- I'm not a big fan of the texture of beans either, but they didn't really bother me in this after they were cooked. I would puree half the beans instead of all of them. Do it before you put them in the crock pot.

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  52. I made this recipe for my hubby and I and it was a HIT! It was the best chili I have ever made and the flavor was fantastic!

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  53. This is the best chilli I have tasted. The aroma filled the house, teasing my husband and causing him to take several taste tests. He and his coworkers loved it. The toppings also really set it off!

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  54. its wonderful to go to work and you know all day your crockpot is doing its thing for you. I had this for dinner tonight and we loved it! a visiting friend even asked me for the recipe. I didnt do so good on the chicken cordon bleu but this I can handle!

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  55. Val- this is a very simple recipe! Perfect for beginners!

    @Sheryl- Glad you liked it! It's almost chili season, can't wait to make chili and freeze leftovers for lunch!

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  56. Hi Gina,
    I don't have a crock pot and wanted to know if this would work on the stove. Would I need to make any changes/substitutions?

    Love the recipes. Keep up the good work :-)

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  57. I made this for a fun family get together this past weekend but since we're vegetarians, I skipped the turkey but added a half cup of Quinoa and a cup of water. Hearty and delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipes!

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  58. i must have a small crock pot, this was over flowing by the time i put all the beans in. i couldnt even put the lid on, i had to make a foil "hat" for it. i hope it cooks right, does this reduce in volume as it cooks? if so maybe half way in i can put the top back on.

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  59. No, it really doesn't reduce much, so it sounds like your crock pot is smaller. The cover really needs to be on for crock pots to work, so I would take some out and maybe cook it another day or on the stove.

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  60. yeah, it doesnt reduce, and it was boiling over on to my counter top. i had to make a moat out of foil to catch the overflow. eh, ill leave it be and see how it tastes after the full 8 hours.

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  61. Hi there, I just found your site and cant beleive the awesome recipe's you have. And they are so easy and low in points!

    I really didnt know if I would be able to lose my weight as I didnt know if I would find anything I would actually WANT to eat thats healthy! And now I feel so motivated just by your recipes!

    Thank you so much and THANK god for you!!

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  62. Excellent! You could still eat most of the things you love, you just have to cook them differently. After a while it becomes second nature to you. Good luck!

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    1. This is so true. It does become second nature!

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  63. I can't wait to eat this tonight. I have to tell you I started WW almost a month ago and have lost 10 lbs so far. The majority of my dinners come from this blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. I made this for my father last night and he loved it thank you

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  65. Love your recipes! I've made the carrot cake, butternut squash risotto and now this. And Im only getting started! :) however, I was just at trader joe's and grabbed the only ground turkey they had. Got back home and realized it had 16 g of fat! If I make it with that turkey will it be ok? Or should I venture out for fat free ground turkey? Thanks for all of your awesome recipes!!

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  66. I love this chili recipe! Putting the chopped onions and about a half an ounce of cheese on top really adds to the flavor. It's just me and my husband in the house so I gave my daughter some servings and she loved it as well. We had the leftovers two days later and it was even better the second time. This will be a new favorite! Thank you for all of your great recipes.

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  67. making this for the second time tomorrow, So delicious! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site :)

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  68. Gina,
    I made this for the first time about a month ago. It now appears on my menu each week. It has just enough kick to it and is my favorite chili recipe. I love the fact that it keeps me on plan and tastes sooo good. I use the left overs on baked potatoes the next night. Thank you so much for all your recipes.

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  69. Gina,

    I made this and LOVED it. I'm not a big bean person either. Next time I would take someone else's suggestion and puree half the beans, but that's just cause of my preference. I topped it with a little FF sour cream and my hubby added cheese to his and it was delicious!! My kids loved it too!! I've tried so many of your recipes and have to say that I haven't found one yet that I don't like!! Thanks for taking the time to post these amazing 'waist-friendly' meals for us people that need just a little help in the kitchen!! :)

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  70. Sounds great!! I'm definitely going to try now!!

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  71. You can thank my brother for this one!! I love this recipe too, I make it often!! It's so easy.

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  72. I thought this was an awesome chili recipe. I will definitely make it again and I'm so glad I have a few servings left for the freezer! A definite winner!

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  73. Hello Gina,

    Is there any way you can calculate the points plus values for this recipe? It is a favorite at my house.

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  74. Gina!!!!
    Thank you so much just tried this recipe and loved it I made it last night and brought it to work with me. My family also loves it and it makes plenty so we have left overs. Thanks for posting such great food TWO THUMBS UP!!

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  75. If I don't have a slow cooker, how could I do this just on the stove? Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes! All of my dinners come from your blog!

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  76. You could just let it simmer covered on low heat in a big pot for about 2 hours. You may have too add more liquid so keep an eye on it.

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  77. It sounds delicious! I am going to add a red and green pepper to bulk up on the "Free" veggies. I also drained the bean's..

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  78. I just made this recipe today and it is delicious! For those of you that like it spicy, try it with a can of Chipotles in adobo sauce with no preservatives; the taste is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Added bonus, spicy food helps to speed up your metabolism!

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  79. Making this right now and can't wait to try it! I have LOVED every recipe from your site and can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I have lost 95 pounds on WW and your recipes have helped me SO much!

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  80. Great idea Marie! I like it hot!

    Michelle, good for you!!! Keep up the great work!

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  81. Do the chille's make this chili spicy? I prefer little to no spice so I usually leave chilles out of your recipes-they are still great dishes! Also not a fan of chickpeas-can I just add kidney or double black beans?

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  82. This is so good! I made another pot and it's waiting for me at home in my crock pot - 5pm when I get off work can't come soon enough!! :)

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  83. Does anyone know how many WW points this would be without the turkey?

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  84. This sounds good but I don't have a crockpot. How do you cook this on the stove top?

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  85. You can let it simmer covered on low on the stove about 3-4 hours.

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  86. I am interested in sodium content. Thank you

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  87. WONDERFUL! I have a tried and true less healthy chili recipe made with ground beef that my family and I love. I decided to try this. I had to use 2 cans of hot chili beans and 1 can of garbanzo's because I was out of black beans. I added 5 cloves of garlic while browning the turkey and onion. I served this over wheat rotini for the kids and I and my husband ate this straight up. We all LOVED this and actually thought it was just as good as our full fat version, if not better. WONDERFUL! I will definitely make this one again and again! Thank you Gina!

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  88. Made this chili on Sunday. So delicious and so easy - thanks for sharing. Love your recipes!

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  89. I made this today and I've got to say that this is quite honestly the best chili I've ever had. And my husband said the same thing and that's really saying something! Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

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  90. Would it matter if I cook this chili on low and double the time?

    I love your recipes, it makes WW fun and exciting every week to find new and delicious recipes from your blog. I really can't thank you enough :)

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  91. Thank you! No that's perfectly fine!

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  92. This was SO easy and tasty! Will make again, and again.

    Thank you for all you put into this website. It's the best! Great Job!

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  93. Hi Gina - this was my first recipe off your site and I must say, this recipe was DELISH!! However, I came up with 8 servings instead of 12 servings, which increased the pp+ :( I even used my digital food scale to make sure each serving was 10.8.

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  94. It's been a while since I posted this, I think the error is I used Fl oz (a little over a cup) not weight which I realize is confusing. So, the serving size is 1 1/4 cups. Does that sound right?

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  95. 1 1/4 c is 10 oz...i don't think that would have made a huge difference?

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  96. Gina, you are amazing! Love your site and can't believe how much work you've put into it. Must really be a labor of love. :-)

    Just made this chili--delish!! But, when I measured the final quantity, I got only 12 cups total. Can't figure out why the quantity is so much less than yours. Any thoughts?

    Thank you so very much. I've been back to WW for almost 5 months now and have lost 47lbs. Your recipes are so inspiring and enjoyable--I know they'll help me finally get to goal. Know how much we all appreciate you!!!!

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  97. Oh my - this is SO delicious!! I thought the flavor was delicious and rich and didn't need a thing on top. I had a 3pt serving of Baked Tostitoes with it and was in Heaven!

    As a few others have mentioned, I came up with 8 servings too. I figured up all the points though and come up with about 6 for each of those 8 servings - a bargain for such a satisfying meal!

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  98. Ok, making this over to see how many servings I get, and I'll adjust the points if it differs.

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  99. Licorice_Echidna2/14/11, 12:40 PM

    I made this on Sat, for a Vday party I was throwing for my friends and the kids. It was a hit. I love to cook, and the fact I cook yummy healthy food is a plus. Thank you so much. You are the bomb. BTW I just found the pernil recipe. I almost fell over. Love you.

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  100. This is a delicious chili. I'm very impressed. As a note, though, your recipe says to leave it on high for 6-8 hours. I'm not sure that's a good idea, I set mine on low and it did wonderfully.

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  101. YUMMY! Just made it tonight and it was a hit for everyone in the house! Thanks for all the great recipes! LOVE your site!

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  102. This was delicious! I did add a some garlic & cumin as others have suggested. Had this w/ the roasted cauliflower and the cheddar biscuits recipes. Yum!

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  103. Made this tonight for my fiance and I. It was absolutely delicious and he loved it as well!! I can't wait to try more of your recipes!

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  104. Just wondering do you mean green chilies?? not sure if i know what chopped chiles in a can are?? i am from Canada and i havent seen these before.. guess i will have to look? Would chopped green chiles work??
    Thanks!

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  105. Yes green chopped chilies in a can.

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  106. I made this for dinner last night. Like previous posters, I added a couple of cloves of minced garlic and a diced green pepper. Really yummy and plan to make it again.

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  107. This is my kind of recipe - simple, easy, healthy and delicious sounding. I love easy ways to make cooking simple and delicious and the slow cooker is one of the best!

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  108. I was just wondering, I use dry beans for most of my stuff instead of canned beans, do I just soak my beans like normal and then measure out what a can would be or do I measure before soaking them? Thank you so much.

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  109. I would measure them after soaking.

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  110. Gina, I LOVE your website. I plan my whole week using it. Thank you for all your hard work

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  111. Gina, if you don't have a Crock Pot and want to make this dish, how long to do you leave it to cook?

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  112. I would simmer it on low for 3-4 hours.

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  113. Gina! This recipe is amazing! My "picky" eater loved it. =)

    I don't do weight watchers but just looking to eat healthy and so far I've tried 2 recipes and they've been a hit! Thank you!!

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  114. Thank you Thank you Thank you for posting! I made something similar tonight and didn't keep track of the ingredients... I'm so glad I found your site ( restarted WW this week using old-already paid for meeting materials)

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  115. Gina-This recipe sounds delicious, can't wait to try it! However, I am concerned with the sodium content with all the canned beans, as my hubbie has to be careful with his salt. Could I drain all the beans and substitute a can of low sodium chicken broth to replace the lost liquid? Thanks for all your healthy tips & recipes!!

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  116. YUM!!! This was so delicious! I used dark kidney beans instead of chickpeas! I agree with everyone else...my house smelled so good! I can already see me making another pot of this within the next few days. All my friends and family want me to "share" your recipes aka I make them, they eat them! :)

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  117. Okay, I've made this twice, once with turkey and once without. Both were just awesome. It's the best chili I've ever eaten. I love chickpeas, but it never occured to me to put them in chili.

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  118. We've made this twice now, and it's wonderful. Pepper Jack adds a nice kick instead of the cheddar. My mom has her doubts about "diet chili", but even my dad conceded that this is good!

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  119. heya Gina - Made this last night. came up with 8 servings when I weighed it on my digital scale and portioned it out to individual cups. tastes great, thank you!

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  120. I got almost 9 servings weighing it on my food scale. Does this change points?

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  121. Is there a substitute for chickpeas? My fiance hates them! I just don't want to add tons of calories.

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  122. This was so good!! My whole family loved it! and i loved how the cilantro really blended the flavors together well! def making again! thanks for all these great recipes!

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  123. This was a very good recipe and so easy. I loved it, served over rice or my daughter over spaghetti and cheese. Yummy. I just wanted to say thank you for this skinny recipes and all the nutrition posted, I appreciate it!

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  124. Do you know what size crock-pot for this recipe? I have the smaller, 2.5-3 quart one.

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  125. I've got this in the crock pot right now! I used my own beans that I cooked from scratch with no salt added :) This is gonna be good~

    @anonymous wondering about the size of the crock pot - I have the standard-sized crock pot (I can't find a quart number anywhere) and it's leaving about 2 inches of empty space at the top right now. If yours is smaller than the standard size, I don't think this recipe will fit.

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  126. I would say its about 3.5. My crock pot is a 7qt and it fills it up half way. I double the recipe and it spills over the top a little after a couple hours.. I don't know if that helps at all.

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  127. To my friends, I call your site my favorite secret website. I always am using your recipes and can't wait to try this one!

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  128. Maybe I did something wrong or missed a step (?), but this was quite bland made exactly as the recipe calls... added some garlic, cumin, chipotle and a few other seasonings I can't remember. Much better! Would definitely make it again with those quick adjustments.

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    1. I thought the same. I don't like it too spicy, but this was a little bland so I added red pepper flakes, more chili powder and green pepper. I wish I had added garlic too. Makes quite a bit of chili. I prefer Gina's turkey taco soup. My personal favorite.

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  129. I made this yesterday and it was so good, I brought some in for lunch today.

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  130. I made this tonight and am thankfully adding this to one of my fav Gina recipes. Having makeover spinach gratin on my thanksgiving table also :)

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  131. Gina, i added mole to mine!!! you need mole recipes!

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  132. So I just made this TONIGHT. Was worried that it was going to be to many tomatoes. I couldn't find chilli's with out tomatoes mixed in so I had a bunch, but most of them cooked down so much that the chunks that were left were minimal. I am learning to love tomatotes in things!! Such a delicious and hearty chilli. My next thing to do is to drain off some of the juice and make it into an enchalada or sorts! GREAT RECIPE!!

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  133. Hi Gina! I love your blog; I always look to your site first when I'm planning dinner! I just got a new crockpot and this is the first recipe I'm going to try. My crockpot is 3.5 quart, is that big enough or will I have to scale this recipe down? Thanks so much!

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  134. Love the site! Thanks!! The recipe looks yummy, can't wait to try it but where do you find fat free turkey?

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  135. This would work in a 6 quart so yes, you will have to scale it down.

    Sorry, 99% fat free turkey.

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  136. Do you really cook it on HIGH for 6-8 hours? I cook mine on low and it comes out perfect. I guess crockpots vary. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! Peggy

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  137. Anonymous Peggy,

    See the comments below from earlier posts,

    Marie said...
    I just had a question about the cooking time. Since the meat is already cooked, it still needs 6-8 hours to cook on high? That seems like a long time. I made a chicken and rice dish in the crock pot yesterday, and it only took 5 hours on low. Please let me me know, as I'm looking forward to making this, but afraid to leave it that long on high. Thanks!
    5/11/10 2:27 PM

    Gina said...
    Yes, that's right. The longer the better but if after less time you taste it and are happy with the results, you could always shut it off. It won't hurt your turkey by cooking it longer, it's like simmering a meat sauce all day.
    5/11/10 3:40 PM

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  138. Great recipe! I was skeptical about the cooking time as well, but it turned out perfect after 6 hours on high. Keep up the great work.

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  139. Do you know if I can cook this in a crockpot?

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  140. Does it have to be 6-8 hours on high? Wouldn't it over cook? What is the reason for being on high for so long?

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  141. Made the chili for dinner last night. We all loved it, great recipe. The only change I made was adding a couple cloves of garlic in the mix. We cooked in the crock pot on low for 8 hours and it turned out fine.

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  142. I hope this question hasn't been asked yet, but can this be cooked on the stovetop vs. a crockpot? If so, for how long? I don't have a crockpot but would love to try the recipe!

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  143. My fiancee made this chili today because she's on WW and we're both eating healthier. It was awesome and I'm a tough customer but I'm sold!

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  144. This was awesome!! Hits the spot on a chilly night! I will definately make this again!!

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  145. Another delicious dinner. My daughter ate two bowls and wants to take some for lunch tomorrow. Thanks again!

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  146. Great recipe! Thanks.
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  147. Love how awesome you are, just checking to see if the points or serving size changed as you commented that you were double checking last February.
    Thanks for making WW delicious!

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  148. I thought it was very delicious and hearty for the most part, but next time I will leave out the chickpeas (too bean-y for our taste), and add a chopped jalapeno for more spice. All in all, I gave it an 8 out of 10!

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  149. DANG (not the word I really used)...I used 93/7 lean ground turkey, not turkey breast. Not really worried about the calories/point difference because I'm making it for work. I'm worried about how its going to turn out! Crap! (again, not the word I'm using at the moment. Oh well, its in the crock pot. Cooking it a night early because "it's always better after a day!". Wish me luck!

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  150. I found your recipe on Pinterest, and am now an avid follower of your website. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

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  151. Made this for Super Bowl Sunday for my family and we all loved it!!

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  152. Great recipe and really easy to make. My husband and our friends loved it. Thanks for sharing!

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  153. Gina, I Have followed your website for over a year now, I LOVE it and rave to family and friends every chance I get! Was wondering how many points plus you think this would be if I don't use any meat? I am guess 3+, not sure though, wondering if you know? Im planning on making it this week, meat free! :) thanks so much!

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  154. I just tried this and love it! I'm 5 months pregnant now and starving all the time, but I refuse to gain the same 60 pounds I did with my first. Your web site will be a staple in our house to help keep me full, healthy, and not gaining too much baby weight! ;) Thank you!!!!!

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  155. This was wonderful. Made this on Saturday, and it was so so good. My whole family loved it. I love this web site, and share it with everyone I know, and talk to. Yummy meals that are healthy.

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  156. OMG I just made this today. Cooked in crockpot for 8 hrs. like you said. It was absolutely delicious. My whole family loved it so much.

    I must say I've been making about 3 recipes per week and have loved every one of them.

    Thanks!

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  157. April Williams3/15/12, 9:03 PM

    I must admit I make the best chili around (so, I thought!) but WOW - I will always make this one instead of mine! Thank you!

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  158. This chili recipe is WONDERFUL! Made it a few times now and everyone wants the recipe. So easy to make and tastes great.

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  159. Thank you for all of your recipes! Many are not on regular rotation at our house. Do you happen to have the sodium content handy for this chili? Thanks!

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  160. Can you use white beans rather than chickpeas? And will points be the same? I want to make this tomorrow.. Thank you!

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  161. This was great! I didn't have any turkey, so I made it exactly as described, minus the turkey. It was so good! Thanks!

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  162. Made this yesterday for 24 adults/children for my sons 3rd birthday party. It was a HIT! So much of a hit that I ran out so no one could have seconds! Next time I will triple the recipe instead of doubling. It was so simple to make and amazingly tasty. I had many requests for the recipe.

    I served it with corn muffins and a mixed greens salad and made the Pineapple Bliss cupcakes for dessert. Perfect party food but next time I need to make more of everything because it tasted so good! Thanks again Gina...

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  163. This was SO good! I actually was thinking before I made it, "how can a recipe that is so simple for chili taste as good as the reviews say?" So I tried it- I added garlic and about 1 tsp cumin, just because I love both of those, but it is just about the best chili I have ever had- and easy too! My picky husband had just taken a small helping, but after his first bite, said, "mmm, this is good!" and went back for a large scoop. We served this wish sliced green onions, low fat sour cream, cheddar cheese and crushed tortilla chips- baked for me. SO YUMMY!!!! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes!

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  164. The texture of mine came out as soup ... did I cook too long?

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  165. Made this for dinner tonight. I confess that I was skeptical about putting chickpeas in my chili, but they were just fine. I will definitely make this again!

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  166. where can i find chopped chilies?? i couldnt find them! thanks

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  167. I made this and didnt get home from work in the 8 hours so it cooked a bit too long, about 8 hrs 45min total. It was dry and a bit overcooked on the bottom. Is there a way to moisten it other than just adding water and simmering?? Any ideas?

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  168. As I live alone, can you freeze this in portion sizes?

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  169. Hi I wanted to know if I can Substitute ground chicken breast instead of turkey chop meat? this sounds delish thanks

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  170. I have lost count of the # of times I have made this chili it is one of the best. My son says he is bringing a bottle of wine that begs a spicy dish guess what we are having for dinner tonight?

    Thank you many times over.

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  171. Are red beans and kidney beans the same thing?

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  172. We fixed this today for dinner and it was awesome! I'm so glad I found this blog! I've been doing Weight Watchers for several years and am always looking for new, healthier recipes! Thanks for sharing!

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  173. After browning turkey and onions,I added 3 cloves of garlic and two Tbs. of fresh cilantro with other ingredients. It was delicious topped with chopped red onion, lite sour cream, lite shredded cheddar. p.s., cooked on stove top due to scheduling problem and it was SUPERB! I can't imagine how tasty it would be if it had cooked for three hours ;)

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  174. So Im making this chili right now, and just realized for the last 4 hours I had my crock pot on low, instead of high. Just turned it to high...but that shouldnt makes a difference, should it? :\

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  175. This recipe was so easy and so good! This is my first time making chilli and using my crock pot! I will certainly be using this recipe again in the future. Thanks!

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  176. you should put in info how long they last in fridge for recipes that would be helpful!

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  177. This was perfection!! I've made a lot of chili in the past, but none ever as good and flavorful as this recipe. I was skeptical about the diced chilies, but they add wonderful flavor. Brilliant!!

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  178. This is amazing! Just made a batch! Beyond delicious! Haven't had chili since I began weight watchers! what a treat!!

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  179. I just made this for dinner, and this is BY FAR the best chili recipe I've come across. My taste buds are in heaven! This is so incredibly rich in flavor. The only thing I added was ground red pepper for a little extra kick. And now I have left overs to enjoy for over a week. Awesome!!

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  180. This is the 50th recipe I've tried from Skinnytaste and they never disappoint. Whole family loved this! I want to thank you - I joined Weight Watchers in April and have lost 45 lbs so far. I tell everyone my success is due to Skinnytaste. Your recipes have made this a true lifestyle change for me. Even my WW leader told me she tried two of your recipes last week because I brag about them so much! 23 weeks and I've had a loss every week - your site has been a Godsend!

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  181. Long time follower, first time commenter ;) Love this recipe and nearly ALL of your others! Just curious as to if this one is freezer friendly? And if so, would you recommend freezing it before or after cooking? I'm making a big stack of your recipes to fill up the freezer of a brand new adoptive mommy :)

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  182. This was fantastic! I've made many recipes from your site! I love chili and my dad has always made his "famous" kind. This was equally as good! I added fresh garlic (tip from another commenter) and cumin! Turned out wonderfully!

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  183. We had this yesterday! It was quick and easy! My family had an event to go to during the day all morning to mid-afternoon and the temps were in the mid 40's! This chili really hit the spot after being outside for so long and while we watched football!

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  184. This came out amazing and perfect for the cold weather, so easy and healthy too...thanks again gina!!

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  185. Absolutely delicious!! Will definitely be a repeat dish at my house!

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  186. I added 1 tsp Cumin and lots of garlic! So yummy! My 18 month old loved it too.

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  187. This looks soupy more than thick. How much would you reduce the liquids so that it's thick?

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  188. absolutely delicious!!! i used one 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (drained) and 2 10oz cans of rotel mild (drained) to cover both the tomato and chilies. Other than that, followed the directions fully and it was so good! Had it for lunch and dinner yesterday, froze a few bowls of it, and lunch again today! It's a winner!

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