MVP Chili


While chili snobs will argue over what true chili really is, you'll be enjoying this amazing recipe that brings together many well-loved (if hotly debated) chili ingredients. The Johnsonville Italian Sausage gives the dish an extra boost of flavor and heat that will make all chili fans want more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 (19 ounce) packages Johnsonville® Hot or Mild Italian Sausage Links, casings removed

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

  • 12 ounces beer or beef stock

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen whole kernel corn

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned. Add onions and garlic; continue to cook and stir until tender.

  2. Stir in beer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, cook uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

801 Calories
48g Fat
49g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 801
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 2216mg 96%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 712mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.