Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chiliville Chili

I have tried a lot of chili recipes and I have to say this is one is excellent.  It is quick and super easy to make too!  It makes a thick hearty chili that my family really loved.  This is the first time that I have ever made chili using sausage and it really made this dish amazing.  I used Mild Italian sausage from Johnsonville and this recipe can also be found on the Johnsonville website.

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Italian Ground Mild, Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional) 
1.  In a large saucepan, cook sausage and ground beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. 2.  Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until tender. 
3.  Stir in the tomatoes, beans, broth, tomato paste, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and red pepper flakes.  Bring to a boil.
4.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
5.  Sprinkle with cheese if you like and serve immediately.