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kimmy's zesty chili

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kim Crain
Perth, ON

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 like the mix of meat in this homemade chili. The combination of beef and Italian sausage, along with the beans, makes this hearty. 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 @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kimmy's zesty chili

  • 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
    diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (15 oz.)
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 1 can
    red kidney beans (15.5 oz.)
  • 1 can
    beans in tomato sauce (13.7 oz)
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c
    grated medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make kimmy's zesty chili

  • Cooking sausage, beef, garlic, onions, celery, and green pepper.
    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.
  • Adding seasonings, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef broth.
    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.
  • Beans added to the chili.
    Add beans and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Remove from heat.
  • Stirring in lime juice, cilantro, and honey.
    Stir in fresh cilantro, lime juice, and honey.
  • A spoonful of Kimmy's Zesty Chili.
    Serve chili topped with grated cheddar cheese, if desired.