Spicy and Rich Sausage and Kidney Bean Chili (Ww 6 Pointsplus)

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
14 ingredients
5 servings
Based on a recipe from John La Puma, M.D.’s cookbook, ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine. This is 6 PointsPlus (Weight Watchers) for each 1 ¼-cup serving. He says you can substitute Andouille or other spicy chicken sausage for the chipotle chicken sausage. Jalapeño or other full-flavored salsa may replace the habañero salsa. Ordinary Greek or Italian leaf oregano can substitute for the Mexican oregano: the former are slightly sharper and less aromatic. For extra heat and tropical flavor, add a whole habañero chili pepper along with the canned tomatoes; remove from the chili before serving. Using the liquid from the canned kidney beans gives the chili a nicely thickened sauce. Nutritional analysis per serving: total fat 7.2 g, fat calories 64.4, cholesterol 39.9 mg, saturated fat 1.7 g, polyunsaturated fat .8 g, monounsaturated fat 1.4 g, fiber 9.9 g, carbohydrates 30.4 g, sugar 6.3 g, protein 20.1 g, sodium 613.2 mg, calcium 122.6 mg, magnesium 55.4 mg, zinc .9 mg, selenium 1.3 mcg, and potassium 632.5 mg; 262 calories per serving, 24% from fat. I love this chili and find it a quick enough recipe that I can make it after work and take the leftovers to work the next day as it reheats nicely.

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  • 1 large white onion, chopped and 1/4 cup set aside for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 links fully cooked chipotle chicken sausages, cut into 1/4-inch slices (organic preferred)
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) organic no-salt-added diced tomatoes, such as muir glen brand, undrained
  • 1/2 cup habanero flavored salsa
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed (preferably mexican)
  • 1 (15 ounce) organic no-salt-added kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)


Serving Size (116.78 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 367.37 Calories from Fat 54.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.06g 46.59%
Saturated Fat 0.96g 23.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 966.85mg 201.43%
Total Carbohydrate 62.8g 104.66%
Dietary Fiber 29.41 g 588.22%
Sugars 3.6 g %
Protein 23.24g 232.39%
Vitamin A 7015.19IU% Vitamin C 3.99mg%
Calcium 199.72mg% Iron 11.08mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fully cooked, chicken sausages, no-salt-added diced tomatoes, salsa, brewed coffee, dried oregano, ripe avocado, fresh cilantro