Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili in Instant Pot

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Chili is a favorite meal every family loves.  This easy Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili is my favorite because it is ready in just a few minutes!  I use my Instant Pot to prepare this meal, but you can easily cook on the stove top or even in a slow cooker.  Are you looking for a delicious, full of flavor meal that is also perfect for Meatless Monday?  This is perfect! Instant Pot Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili is a great meal ideal that everyone will enjoy! A perfect Meatless Monday dish ready in just minutes!

 Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili updated to the Smart Points FREESTYLE Plan – ZERO POINTS!!

Vegetarian chili like this one gives you a very flavorful and hearty meal without tons of points.  Making a Weight Watchers chili is a great way to feed your whole family a healthier meal at dinner time.  Since this tastes so much like a traditional chili, they won’t even notice you’ve given them a vegetarian and healthy meal. This recipe is made in the Instant Pot, but you can easily make it on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. It is so flexible and easy to make, you’ll keep ingredients on hand at all times! Instant Pot Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili

Weight Watchers Chili Recipe: 

1 can black beans 1 can kidney beans 1 can refried beans 1 large can diced tomatoes (20 oz) 1 onion, diced 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 5 cups water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste) Instant Pot Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili close up

Cooking Instructions:

Turn Instant Pot to Saute function and add in oil and diced onion and bell peppers.  Cook for 5 minutes or until they begin to become tender. Add in black beans, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, and refried beans. Add in all seasonings and water. Stir well to combine.  Chili in the pot Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes. NPR for 10 minutes. Serve with optional toppings of diced green onion, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream, avocado, or cheese. Weight Watchers Chili freestyle

Yield: 8

Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili in Instant Pot

Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili in Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes, 20 oz
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste

Instructions

  1. Turn Instant Pot to Saute function and add in oil and diced onion and bell peppers. Cook for 5 minutes or until they begin to become tender.
  2. Add in black beans, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, and refried beans.
  3. Add in all seasonings and water.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.
  6. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  7. NPR for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with optional toppings of diced green onion, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream, avocado, or cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34 Sodium: 578mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Makes 8  Servings. Each serving is approximately 2 cups.  2 SmartPoints per serving

 Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili updated to the Smart Points FREESTYLE Plan – ZERO POINTS!!

Chili garnished with cheese and avocado

Alternate cooking instructions

For Slow Cooker:  Add all ingredients to slow cooker and set to low setting.  Cook for 4 hours. For Stove Top:  Saute as directed, then cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. Our Weight Watchers Chili recipe is a perfect option for busy weeknights.  Keep the basic ingredients in your pantry at all times, and you’ll always have a meal that everyone loves.  You can serve this with a few crackers, tortilla chips, or even spooned over rice for a different take on a classic meal.

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Instant Pot Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili is a great meal ideal that everyone will enjoy! A perfect Meatless Monday dish ready in just minutes!

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane
    January 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This turned out like a soup not a chili. Put it on the stove to reduce the water volume. Would reduce the water if made again.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    February 14, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Perhaps I am just not seeing it but how much oil needs to go in the pot?

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      February 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I always try to use the least amount of oil as possible. One tsp and stirring constantly to avoid sticking should be fine. If you want to cut out oil all together you could try sauteeing in a few teaspoons of veggie broth too.

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