Easy Mild Chili


This mild chili recipe gets its flavor from ground sausage, chunky tomatoes, and kidney beans. For a spicier chili, substitute the mild salsa for a medium- to high-heat salsa.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound ground sausage

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar mild salsa

  • ¼ cup chili seasoning mix

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, sausage, and onion in the hot skillet until beef and sausage are completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  2. Stir stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, mild salsa, chili seasoning mix, and garlic powder into beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until flavors meld, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

539 Calories
27g Fat
43g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 539
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 2418mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1022mg 22%

* 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.

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