This recipe is not only Weight Watcher friendly, but crock pot friendly too. I had printed this out a long time ago and have made it several times – the only notation I have about where I got the recipe is “Submitted by Sandy Shelby”.
1 large onion diced
1/2 pound of lean ground beef
1 package dry Taco Seasoning (I buy in bulk from Costco so I used 1/4 cup)
1 package dry Ranch Dressing mix
2 cans pinto beans – rinsed and drained
1 can corn – drained
2 cans diced tomatoes – I used one plain and one that was flavored Basil and Oregano (the boys do not like tomato chunks so I process mine in the food processor)
1 can water
1 small can Green Chilis Chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
Brown the meat and the onion.
While the meat and onion are browning, add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot. TIP: I always spray my crock pot with cooking spray before adding the ingredients as this makes for easier clean up later. Once the meat and onion are brown add them to the crock pot as well and give it a good stir to combine everything.
Cook on low for 8 hours. Mine comes out like a soup. If you do not process the tomatoes it will have a thicker consistency. I usually will serve the following toppings with the soup – grated cheese, green onions, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, and even chopped cilantro if you have it.
If you are following the Weight Watcher program then 1 1/2 cups = 3 points. You will need to add points for the toppings if you add any.