Slow-Cooker Black Bean Chili

Fall weather is upon us and it is time to break out some of my chili recipes.  I LOVE chili and I make 4 or 5 different versions of it.  I still can’t figure out which one is my favorite, so I just make them all!  

Slow-Cooker Black Bean Chili
Makes 8 Servings
250 Calories per serving
3.5g Fat, 34g Carbs, 24g Protein, 10g Fiber

1 lb. lean pork tenderloin
16 oz. jar low-sodium, thick and chunky salsa
3 15-oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth (or water)
1 medium sized red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
2-3 tsp. chili powder
1- 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream (optional)
shredded cheese (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients except sour cream and shredded cheese in a slow cooker.

2. Cover.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until pork is tender.

3. Gently shred the pork in the slow cooker.

4. Garnish individual servings with shredded cheese and sour cream.  Enjoy!


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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

One response to “Slow-Cooker Black Bean Chili”

  1. espirational says :

    We love chili too. In fact we’re just about to finish off our first pot of chili of the season. A little earlier than normal, but we’re having cool weather right now. Your recipe looks really good.

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