Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

September 24, 2012

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Easy 5 Ingredient Chili


Easy 5 Ingredient Chili | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Bariatric Surgery patients can never have too many chili recipes. It’s such a wonderful way to get good protein in but while enjoying so many flavor profiles!

This chili is yet another flavorful meal full of protein. It’s also very easy utilizing the flavors already combined in a chunky salsa! Using fire-roasted tomatoes, chunky salsa, ground beef and chili powder bring this flavor profile to life quickly. This recipe provides 22 grams of protein for one-fifth of the entire pot. Add 2% cheese and/or Greek yogurt on top and you’ve increased the flavor AND the protein!

Looking for more chili recipes? Check out some of these…

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Easy 5 Ingredient Chili | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Stove Top
Keyword: Dairy Free
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • optional toppings: 2% shredded cheddar, plain Greek yogurt


  • In the bottom of a stockpot, brown the ground beef. Drain and add chili powder.
  • Add to the pot beans, tomatoes, salsa and salt and pepper. Stir and cook on medium-high heat until mixture has a soft boil. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer 10 more minutes.
  • Pour into serving bowl and let cool. Top with plain non-fat greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) and 2% shredded cheese.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Easy 5 Ingredient Chili
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 686mg30%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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