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Monica's He-Man Chili

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars

"Loaded with ground beef and Polish sausage, red wine, tomatoes, bell pepper, and as spicy as you like it... Made this way, it has a serious bite!"
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1 h 15 m servings 397 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until evenly brown and crisp. Reserve juices in skillet, and set bacon aside. Brown the sausage in the bacon juices. Set aside. Cook the ground beef in the skillet until evenly brown. Set aside. Saute the onion and green pepper in the skillet juices until tender.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, mix the bacon, sausage, beef, onion, green pepper, and jalapeno pepper. Pour in the wine and tomatoes, and season with chili powder. Cook 20 minutes, stirring often. Mix in the beans, and continue to cook and stir 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 397 calories; 22.1 g fat; 24.5 g carbohydrates; 21.9 g protein; 66 mg cholesterol; 1111 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great recipe, very tasty with some kick. I found using Andouie sausage instead of the kielbasa and adding a little habenero pepper makes it a very spicy and tasty chili.

Most helpful critical review

I'm sorry, but this just didn't cut it for us. I ended up kind of combining it with the Pasta e Fagioli recipe I have to give it more flavor and appeal. Really wanted to love this recipe. Maybe ...

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Great recipe, very tasty with some kick. I found using Andouie sausage instead of the kielbasa and adding a little habenero pepper makes it a very spicy and tasty chili.

I made this recipe for a chili cook-off and won!!! Its easy and tasty. It does say to reserve the juice from the tomatoes but doesnt tell you how much to reserve, so I used it all. I also dont d...

Wow is all I can say. I used stewed tomatoes instead of the plain whole tomatoes and I used banana peppers instead of bell peppers. I also added quite a bit more chili powder as we like oour c...

This is a very interesting tasting chili. I love Merlot, and the wine taste is very distinctive in this chili. This is a recipe that can easily be adapted to ones taste, such as maybe using dice...

Phenomenal Taste! So hearty and easy to make! I made this for my company chili-cook off and it was completely GONE in 10 minutes! I will make this again soon! Go Bears!

We did not find this spicy at all, so I added about 1/2t cayenne pepper. Doubled the chili powder to get the right flavor for us. I used pre-cooked bacon, which lost all crispiness once combin...

My husband did this one ALL by himself! It turned out soo yummy, we ate the whole thing! Topped it with chedder cheese, and a yummy italian loaf with butter...will definately let him cook more o...

this was one of the best chillies that i have made. i put in a bit more jalepeno, and used smoked sausage. the smoked sausage and bacon give it a nice smokey flavor.

It says to reserve the liquid from the tomatoes, but doesn't say how much to use, so I obviously used my own judgement. It also said that it was spicy and I didn't think so. So I added cayenne p...