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This Skinny Pepperoni Pizza Chili is the stuff dreams are made of packed with ground beef, sausage, garlic, beans, and marinara sauce for only 329 calories.
Who doesn’t love a warm, melty slice of pepperoni pizza? I’ve been a big fan of pizza for my whole life, though as I have made changes to work towards a healthier lifestyle I have had to reduce my pizza consumption. Sad times!
One day I got a recipe for pepperoni pizza chili in my inbox. It sounded delicious, and I knew I wanted to give it a whirl. I took some liberties with the recipe and made a couple of easy changes to lighten it up without sacrificing any deliciousness. I was able to shave off over 100 calories by making simple adjustments to the recipe, like subbing in 95% lean ground beef, turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni. You can even sneak in a little extra goodness and protein by adding some chopped up mushrooms with the meat.
While the original recipe was created for the stove top, I have included a slow cooker version for you as well. It’s perfect for those busy weekdays, and the leftovers will make for a tasty lunch the next day. I hope you enjoy this warm and comforting Pepperoni Pizza Chili, it’s the perfect blend of two classic comfort foods!
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Slow Cooker Option: Brown the meat and vegetables following the directions above. The add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4 hours.
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