15 Bean Sausage Chili. Italian sausage adds plenty of flavour and seasoning to this unusually delicious chilli recipe variation that’s also chock full of a healthy bean mix.

15 Bean Worst Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili

Spouse is still the household chilli expert. Yesterday in a bit of a freezer clean out she added some hot Italian Sausage to her beef chili along with a healthy 15 bean mix instead of the standard kidney beans.

I think this is her best chilli yet!

15 Bean Worst Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili

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15 Bean Worst Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili

 

15 Bean Worst Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili – Italian sausage adds plenty of flavour and seasoning to this unusually delicious chilli recipe variation that’s also chock full of a healthy bean mix.

Course:

Dinner

Cuisine:

North American

Servings: 8 Servings

Author: Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup
    dried 15 bean mix
    or 2 cups canned cooked mixed beans

  • pounds
    sirloin lean ground beef

  • pounds
    hot Italian sausage
    removed from casings if necessary
  • 4
    tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4
    cloves
    minced garlic
  • 1
    small red onion diced
  • 8
    oz
    beer
  • 28
    oz
    can crushed tomatoes
  • 14
    oz
    can tomato sauce
  • ½
    to 1 whole jalapeño pepper finely minced
    optional
  • 1
    tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1
    teaspoon
    coarse ground black pepper
  • 5
    tbsp
    chilli powder
    more or less to taste
  • 3
    tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 6
    tbsp
    molasses
  • 2
    large tomatoes diced
  • 1
    large roasted red pepper
    peeled and diced small

Instructions

  1. Begin by soaking 1 cup of 15 bean dry mixed beans in water overnight. Simmer in salted boiling water for about 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked. Drain and rinse the beans. (You can use cooked canned mixed beans if you prefer.)

  2. Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottom pot. Toss in lean ground beef and sausage; brown the meat for about 5 minutes. In the last couple of minutes browning add the minced garlic and diced onion.

  3. Next add the beer and simmer for 5 minutes before adding the cooked beans and the remainder of the ingredients except for the red peppers and fresh tomatoes.

  4. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to minimum. Cover and very slowly simmer the chilli for 1 hour, stirring about every 15 minutes.

  5. Add the fresh diced tomatoes and roasted red pepper and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve with grated cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips or crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

You can use any mix of beans you like in this recipe. Just be sure there is about 2 cups of cooked or canned beans in total.

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