Jenn's Basic Chili

Jennifer Booker


“This has won in a few taste-testing contests at work & local fairs! It started being made for my Pumpkin Night, but it’s now a must for my husband’s football parties!”


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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1 lb
mild breakfast sausage
1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
garlic clove, minced
1 small
green bell pepper
1 small
red bell pepper
1 small
orange bell pepper
28 oz
can diced tomato, undrained (chili flavor)
16 oz
can dark red kidney beans
16 oz
can light red kidney beans
16 oz
can southwestern style black beans
1 Tbsp
chili powder
2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 c

How to Make Jenn's Basic Chili


  • 1Sauté sausage & ground beef, onion, peppers & garlic in a large, heavy saucepan until browned, stirring to crumble sausage; drain excess grease.
  • 2Combine sausage mixture with remaining ingredients in a large stockpot.
  • 3Cover & simmer 1-1 ½ hours.
  • 4This can also be done in a crockpot on low for several hours (the longer it cooks the more time the spices have to stew!)

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About Jenn's Basic Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #sausage, #beans, #ground

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