Before you stock up on lots of snacks and treats for Super Bowl Sunday— consider making a yummy and festive meal, and skipping the snacking and grazing! I don’t have any restraint around chips and dips, so to stay within our low-carb, low-fat meal plan, we try to avoid putting out snacks and instead plan a healthy meal for pre-game time! One of my favorite, super easy recipes is 6 ingredient crock pot chili. You can make it in a crock pot or in a large pot over low-heat.
This recipe serves 4-6.
Brown 1/2 cup diced onion (any kind) and 1 lb lean ground beef in a frying pan, then toss it into your crock pot or large pot.
Add 1 can of beans (I like using a trio mix of pintos, red beans and black beans).
Add 1 jar of tomato sauce (yes, any brand you like, except check the carbs, and opt for a low-sugar, low-carb option, like one that has less than 8 grams of carbs per serving).
Add a tablespoon of chili powder, and if you like a kick, some red pepper flakes.
Then throw in some “hidden veggies”. I will dice a medium red or green pepper, shred 1 med zucchini, or add a package of mushrooms diced small. Sometime I include all 3. Use what you have in your fridge. Dice or shred them and they will literally disappear in the chili, but will add nutrients and fiber.
Low simmer your chili for at least an hour (2-3 hours in the crock pot), or until you are ready to serve. Taste after an hour and add more spice if needed.
I serve my chili with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese. Rhodes pours on some malt vinegar for an extra kick. Split between 6 people, you are looking at about 20 carbs per serving (before toppings). If you plan to serve 5 or more adults, I recommend doubling the recipe. Enjoy the game (and the chili, too)!