When I was young, I was never really a big fan of chili recipes. I always thought there were too many beans. And I hate most beans — lima beans, kidney beans, pinto beans — gross. However, the one type of bean I actually like is black beans. So, determined to find a good chili recipe that I liked, that was easy to make and that was also low calorie, healthy, and made for a good Weight Watchers recipe, I experimented until I developed a healthy chili recipe that was delicious, low calorie and not overcome with beans! This crock pot chili recipe not only tastes amazing, but it’s full of fiber, protein, vitamin A and vitamin C, while still being incredibly low in fat and calories. This is an amazing Weight Watchers chili recipe that your whole family will love. Give it a try!

Crock Pot Black Bean Chili Recipe

1 pound ground turkey breast or extra lean ground beef
1 large onion — finely chopped
2 fresch garlic cloves, minced
1 can (approx 15ox) black beans — rinsed and drained
1 large can (approx 29 oz) diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups water
1 small green pepper diced
1 small red pepper diced
1 small yellow pepper diced
7 oz diced green chilies
1 tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp black pepper

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground meat and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer meat to Crock Pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cook on “high” for 4 hours; remove the lid and stir quickly halfway through. Enjoy!

Serves 8.
Each serving = 4 Weight Watchers Points


  1. You say remove lid and stir halfway through. Are we supposed to keep the lid off then after 2 hours?

  2. I found the more veggies you add like zucchini celery or carrots the less water you add, plus spices don’t have calories have you ever experimented with more spices to maximize flavor? If so which ones? Thanks for your tips & recipe my chili is in the crock pot right now!

    • Each serving is about 1 cup. It’s 1/8th of the total recipe.

  3. Looks like it’s 3 pp per serving. I plugged in all the ingredients on the recipe builder at the WW site.

  4. How many points plus is it? There isn’t any nutrition info to figure it out. Thanks.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Susanne, I don’t have the nutritional info for my old recipes, so as of right now, I don’t know the Points Plus value. I’ll be working on re-making all of my older recipes in order to get the new values and will post as soon as I do.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Kelly, unfortunately, I don’t have the Points Plus value for this….I didn’t save ay of the nutritional stats for my old recipes, so now I have to re-make them and calculate the new Points Plus value. It’ll take me some time, as I have a few hundred to do.

  5. I thought this would taste too much like peppers but I made it tonight and it was delicious! Love it!!

  6. Malorie Stubbolo Reply

    Your explanations in this article is written truly well witch is likely informative thank you for specifing? this to me…


    • That I do not know. This recipe was passed along to me, and I only know the Weight Watchers Points Value for this Crock Pot Chili Recipe.

  8. This looks fabulous! I just put it in my slowcooker and linked back to this post on my blog. :) Thank you for the great recipes!

  9. We had this chili tonight and it was super. We don't eat food too hot, but it was just spicy enough for me. The only change I made was done because of availability and I used canned hot jalapeno peppers instead of the chilies. Had it with one point Never Fail Corn Brad found at


  10. Thank you. I was telling my husband that. We could freeze them then take them out when we want one for lunch, or even for a quick dinner. Thank you once again.

    • Hi Kara,

      The exact quantity of the serving size is hard to measure, as it will vary depending on the size of the chopped vegetables. But there are 8 servings in the entire recipe, so when you make it, just divide the recipe into 8 equal portions. I often do this and then freeze the individual portions so that I can pop one out of the freezer and reheat it whenever I need a quick meal.

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