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Chef John's Italian Sausage Chili

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"I've added pork to ground beef in chili before, but I've never tried it with all Italian sausage, and I loved the results. We Italian'd this up even more with cannellini beans and a touch of basil, but other than that, it's a fairly classic chili. Garnish with sour cream, avocado, red onion, and basil."
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Ingredients

1 h 50 m servings 599 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir hot Italian sausage, mild Italian sausage, onion, and a pinch of salt together in the pot, breaking up sausage with a wooden spoon. Cook until sausage is browned and crumbly, and most of the liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir ancho chile powder, paprika, cumin, ground black pepper, chipotle chile powder, and oregano into sausage mixture; saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour water and tomato puree into sausage mixture, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook on a steady simmer until sausage is tender, about 45 minutes. Add water as necessary and skim any fat that floats to the top.
  4. Stir cannellini beans, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper into sausage mixture. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 599 calories; 37.7 g fat; 31.4 g carbohydrates; 32.3 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 1879 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I loved this recipe, and whats nice is we changed just a few things instead of a trip to the store and it turned out spectacular! I used all hot sausage, 1-28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, and wh...

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they thought it was good, but needing something.

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I loved this recipe, and whats nice is we changed just a few things instead of a trip to the store and it turned out spectacular! I used all hot sausage, 1-28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, and wh...

Awesome! Made a few variations of my own, however. Added 1b of beef with the sausage, a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes instead of puree, 1/2 can tomato paste, 1 4oz can green chiles, 1 glass of red...

This is just what is says! A variation on chili and so worth the try. It is full flavored and a different change of pace from usual chili's. Adapt seasonings and liquids to your own tastes. I...

New way to make chili with Italian Sausage.. It's wonderful, so tasty and everyone thought it was terrific and want the recipe.

delicious....I added a pinch of cinnamon too, sounds odd, but it works...and i use one can of maple beans

This was amazing Chili. I used one can of canellini beans and 1 can of black beans. I couldn't find chipotle chile powder so I substituted one tablespoon of canned chipotle. Sprinkled fresh Ci...

I am usually not a chili fan, but I like this chili. Way better than the usual ground beef ones.

We really liked this - it does have a bit of a kick but the sour cream and avocado garnish help to tame it. I made this with Johnsonville All Natural sausage. I didn't have tomato puree so I us...

I love this recipe. It tastes great. It has a little burn, but not so much that a little sour cream or cheese can't handle. I would recommend this recipe. Chef John delivers again.