Kimmy's Zesty Chili

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Kim Crain

By
@Kim_Crain

Every cook has a special version of chili - here's mine. It's meaty and nicely spiced with just the right amount of beans. I love the way the beans absorb the spices and rich tomato sauce. Bon appetit!!! Kimmy

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We really liked the mix of meat in this recipe... beef and Italian sausage, oh my! Also, the addition of lime juice and honey sweetens the flavor a bit, making for a more mild (but still tasty!) chili. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 12 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    extra lean ground beef
  • 8 oz
    light italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 5 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 c
    diced red onions
  • 1 c
    diced celery
  • 1 c
    diced green pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (19 oz.)
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce (14 oz.)
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 1 can(s)
    red kidney beans (19 oz.)
  • 1 can(s)
    beans in tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c
    grated medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    honey

How to Make Kimmy's Zesty Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook sausage, beef, garlic and onions in a large pot over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Add celery and green pepper. Cook and stir for 3 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, and black pepper. Cook for 1 more minute. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add beans and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Remove from heat. Stir in fresh cilantro, lime juice and honey. Serve chili topped with grated cheddar cheese, if desired.

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About Kimmy's Zesty Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili
Other Tag: Healthy
Recipe For: The Best Sausage
Hashtag: #beans




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