I could barely boil water when I got out of the Navy, but I'm quite comfortable in the kitchen now. This recipe in one I created.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, saute the celery, onion and sweet peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Crumble the sausage into a skillet; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, kidney beans, water, tomato paste, chilies and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

545 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 30.7g; cholesterol 57.8mg; sodium 1839.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
I tried this recipe because I don't like ground beef - I wasn't a huge fan of it (altho not entirely a huge fan of chili in general)but feel I should rate it 5 stars since it won me first place in our chili cook-off! I did add some "Fiesta Party" dip mix from Tastefully Simple (hint: a tiny bit will do you that stuff gets hotter the longer it sits) and used a lot more chili powder than the recipe called for it just didn't seem to be enough...i also cooked this overnight in a crockpot Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
My husband and I though this was great. Not a huge fan of kidney beans so used white beans and it was fine. Have made several times. Easy as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
Thanks Paul. I was looking for a recipe to use Chicken Sausage and alot of peppers and came across this one. Well I am very pleased with the outcome. I DOUBLED the recipe and substituted 1 lb chicken sausage for the Italian(about 5). Used a mix of red, green and yellow peppers totaling 1 1/2 cups, a can of kidney beans and a cup of cooked black beans. Did not have stewed tomatoes so used a 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes in thick puree and about 1/2 teaspoon chipotle in adobo to give it a kick. Husband loved it and I will keep this in my "best chili" file. Even better reheated Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
Good easy to make chili w/ a nice texmex taste. I did make some modificatins to enhance the flavor. I added cumin powder, 1/3 cup of medium salsa, ancho chili powder, seasoned steak strips, and cayenne pepper because we love our chili hot! To serve I topped it off with cheddar cheese , sour cream, and black olives and diced green onions. This was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was delicious. Loved the kick from the italian sausage. This is the best chili I have made so far and it was exceedingly simple. I had about a 1/3 jar of veggie spaghetti sauce and used that in place of the tomato paste and it turned out just great! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
Very easy and delicious. I like that it is not over seasoned or too complicated. I added another cup of water and a cup of rice after boiling the tomatoes et.al. and it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
This wasn't bad but "no garlic"? I doubled the recipe, added 1tsp garlic powder. 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp cumin. This added a lot more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
Really liked this. Only thing was i didn't like the sausage I used but it was still really good. Also think it would be great with some brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
I made some minor changes and loved the chili. I used 1/4 cup dried celery and 1/4 cups dried onion since I did not have regular, and used 1/2 cup red pepper since for both pepper, I then doubled the tomatoes and did not use the water, I also doubled the chili powder and added a can of black beans. This chili was great, my whole family ate it. Read More
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