Medifast recipe for Chili?

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OK, so I've eaten the chili 3 times this week before today - the beans are crunchy, and it's more like the consistency of taco filling than chili. The big thing missing for me is tomatoes! So I decided to split my Lean & Green veggie portion up. 1 1/2 cups of cooked veggies is a lot in one sitting - so I thought I would use a portion of that for this meal instead. I mixed 1/2 cup of cooked tomatoes into the prepared chili, added a few shakes of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle and let them sit covered for about 10 minutes.

While the result was not "gourmet," it was indeed much tastier and more filling than just the mix cooked with water. The juice from the tomatoes thinned it up a little too, and the chunkiness gave it a "chili-like" consistency. I used the Wal-Mart brand of canned diced tomatoes (the no salt added version) since I am lazy and hate chopping up fresh veggies, but I'm sure it would be good with fresh tomatoes too!.

Hope this helps someone enjoy the chili a little more!..

Comments (12)

Thanks, I do that too. Also add diced green Ortega chilis from the can..

Be sure to soak the chili for a few hours and those beans will soften up real nice...

Comment #1

Thanks! I tasted the chili for the first time and almost gagged! I was just about to post a message asking anyone if they knew how to spice it up!..

Comment #2

And you can add some from your lean too! I have added chicken chunks or cooked ground turkey or whatever. With a bit of tomatoes I find this helps the flavor, texture and makes it more filling!!!!!!..

Comment #3

I make it in the crockpot and add tomatoes and seasonings and jalepeno peppers.

Then I use it on top of lettuce and some shredded cheese and make a taco salad. Pretty darn tasty!!..

Comment #4

I also let mine sit for several hours. I add cumin and extra chili powder. It really improves the flavor (tastes like taco soup!).


Comment #5

I was never a big chili fan, but liked it once in a while. I tried a whole box of the Medifast chili, and not matter how I doctored it up, I just cant get into it. oh well, plenty of other Medifast choices!!..

Comment #6

I couldn't stand the chili by itself either. But, after playing around with it, I like it so much that I make batches of 14 servings at a time so I can have it on hand every day!.

1/2 onion, finely diced.

1 tsp minced or crushed garlic.

1 lb ground turkey breast.

14 packets of Medifast chili.

8 cups water.

1 29 oz can diced tomatoes.

1 4 oz can diced green chilies.

1 Tb chili powder.

1 tsp cumin.

Salt and pepper to taste.

In a large stock pot, brown turkey with onions and garlic. Drain well. Add all the other ingredients, stir well. (I find alternating the water with the chili packets and stirring keeps the lumps down). Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and let simmer for about an hour..

I buy the small Glad bowls with tops and divide it up into 14 servings. I freeze some and just stack the rest in the back of the fridge. You could also easily cut this recipe in half..

You should reduce your lean by 1 oz and your green by just a little bit each day you eat this...

Comment #7


Thanks for the great recipe!! I've been looking for a way to boost the chili, but wasn't sure how to adjust the L&G. Thanks for making it easy. I have just printed the recipe and am off to the kitchen. I need to get a 3-ring binder to keep all of these great recipes!!..

Comment #8

I have a great recipe for the chili that I got off one of the post and it is super great..

1 pg of chili mixed with 3/4 cup water.

1 pg white soy chips(I havve used the ranch).

1/4 teaspoon cumin.

1 oz fat free shredded cheese.

1/4 cup onion.

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix chili with the 3/4 cup of water and the 1/4 teaspoon cumin and heat in microwave for 2and 1/2 minutes.

Spray a mini loaf pam with pam or what ever you use).

Crush the soy chips and line the bottom of pan with the chips.

Pour the cooked chili over the chips top with the cheese and the onions.

Bake for 20 min at 350 degrees.

This is one Medifast meal 1 snack and 1 oz of your lean and green.

Then enjoy..

Comment #9

I cook a can of diced tomatoes with qreen onion and garlic andkeep it in the fridge. I add a couple of tablespoons to the chili and minestone soup with some italian seasonings. works for me...

Comment #10

I use two teaspoons of tomatoe paste. It thickens and adds depth to the Chili...

Comment #11

I actually love the chilli once I learned how to cook it. I prepare it according the instuctions heating it in a saucepan. when it comes to a boil, I add 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes with garlic, and add a 1/4 tsp chili powder and an additional 1/2 cup of water, letting it simmer slowly until the beans are nice and soft. The only thing you have to do is subtract that small amount of tomatoes from your L&G...

Comment #12

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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