TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) salt-free tomato paste
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the onion and green pepper in 1/2 cup water until tender. Add beans, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in chili powder, salt if desired, pepper and remaining water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Easy Low-Fat Chili in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p18

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Cwaz23 User ID: 6908223 4106
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"This was very easy, but just didn't taste that great. Needs a lot more seasoning to give it any oomph. Too many other recipes that are better to use this one again."

seanmike381971 User ID: 4673748 1835
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"This is a great recipe. I kicked it up a notch and added 1lb of 93% lean ground turkey, yellow pepper, red pepper, and fresh garlic. I also cooked it in a slow cooker on high for 5 hours. AWSOME LOW FAT RECIPE!"

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