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Traditional Chili

Traditional Chili



Servings: 8
Calories: 230 kcal

This is my traditional chili recipe. 



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15oz) no salt added kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Top with chopped green onions and shredded cheddar cheese (Optional)


  1. In a Dutch oven or large sauté pan, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, breaking up the pieces while cooking. Drain, rinse and return to pot. 

  2. Reduce heat to medium; add onion and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Serve topped with chopped green onions and shredded cheddar cheese, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value  4*

*The Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Inmyel and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® registered trademark.

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2017.

Nutrition information and SmartPoints® values do not include any optional ingredients. Both should be considered approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.