Loaded Tex-Italian Black Bean Chili

Lanie Smith

By
@TheVintageCook

This recipe is ~hot~ with a surprising spicy fusion of Mexican-Italian flavors. Ladle it up with a tray of toppings to choose from. Let's get this party started!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
hot ground italian sausage
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
chopped celery
2 c
yellow onion, finely chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 (14.5 oz can(s)
petite diced tomatoes
4 Tbsp
tex-mex flavor chili seasoning (1.25 oz pkg)
2 c
water
3 (15 oz.) can(s)
seasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 c
shredded italian cheese blend
1/2 c
sour cream
1 pkg
tortilla chips
1 c
fresh plum tomatoes, chopped and seeded (optional)
1/3 c
sliced green onion, green part (optional)
1 large
avocado (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crumble sausage into a large heavy non-stick pot. Cook on medium heat until browned. Remove with slotted spoon onto plate. Set aside.
2
Add oil, celery and onions to the pot. Saute for 3 minutes.
3
Next add garlic, tomatoes, and seasoning. Stir for 5 minutes. Then add water and black beans.
4
Cook for 1/2 hour on medium, stirring constantly. Cover and reduce heat to med-low. Cook for three hours, stirring regularly and mashing beans gently to desired consistency.
5
Serve, topped with cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, fresh tomatoes, green onion and avocado slices.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #sausage, #beans, #spicy, #black