Boardwalk Chili

Nancy A.


I created this recipe from many fond memories of vacationing with my family as a child at the Jersey Shore. The smell of the ocean, the warm sun and sand, and the excitement of the boardwalk was a feeling beyond compare, not to mention, all of the fabulous foods we so looked forward to every summer! I decided to combine two of my favorites, a delicious Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwich, and a Philly Cheesesteak into one wonderful meal...and that's how Boardwalk Chili was born! I hope you enjoy this recipe, and it brings back many wonderful memories for all of you, as it has for my family!


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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 medium
    onions,thinly sliced
  • 3 medium
    red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 lb
    sweet italian sausage, removed from casing, and broken up into chunks
  • 1 1/2 lb
    eye of round,thinly sliced and trimed of fat
  • 16 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 jar(s)
    cheez whiz(traditionally used on authentic philly cheesesteak sandwiches)
  • 1
    loaf italian bread (16 ounces)

How to Make Boardwalk Chili


  1. In large pot, over medium high heat, add in 2 Tablespoons canola oil, onions, peppers, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Sautee for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in sausage, and cook/brown for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in another pan, add in 1 Tablespoon of canola oil, eye of round and 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, stirring to prevent sticking for approximately 10-12 minutes. Drain off excess fat.
  4. Add eye of round into sausage mixture with tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, stir together and cook over low to medium heat covered for approximately 1 hour.
  5. Heat cheez whiz in microwave safe bowl until melted (about 30 seconds, microwave temperatures will vary)
    Pour about 1/4 cup (or to taste) each over plated chili, and serve with Italian bread slices. (Delicious spooned over top of bread). Serve immediately. Can be refrigerated and reheated.

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About Boardwalk Chili

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American

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