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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

397 calories; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 24.5g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 65.8mg; sodium 1110.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2017
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 I'm not a Merlot wine fan. It seemed to give it a spoiled scent and flavor to me. JMO Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2009
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 drink and substituted the wine with alcohol free wine no one could tell the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
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 chili spicy. This is one of the best Chili recipes I have ever tried. Thanks for the great recipe Monica. A must try..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2008
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 diced tomatoes instead of whole chili beans instead of pintos and adjusting the amount of spice. But I just made it as written and I really like it alot. It is in the crock pot simmering now and my husband is going to love the addition of the kielbasa. Thank you Monica I really like this chili! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
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 combined (it had the consistency of uncooked bacon - bleck!) - next time I'd either use real bacon or crumble pre-cooked on the top of each bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2007
This chili is awesome. So easy and quick to prepare after a long day. I also added more chili and it was great. The flavour is amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2008
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 pepper and thought it was better. My boyfriend absolutely loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2017
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 I'm not a Merlot wine fan. It seemed to give it a spoiled scent and flavor to me. JMO Read More
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