three bean and sausage chili

Hola! It seems everyone around here has a chili recipe. And come fall my honey samples pot after pot and raves for days about this lady’s spicy chili and that lady’s beefy chili. I’ve never been much of a chili chef, but after watching my honey savor bowl after bowl I’m sure it’s obvious what had to happen. I needed a chili recipe!

Cottage Fix - three bean and sausage chili recipe

I like the idea of having a big pot of chili simmering on the stove on a cool fall day, but I just never knew where to start. After a few years of tinkering, I finally settled on a recipe the family really likes. And I have to say, it’s so delicious and fairly easy.

Yes, it happened, I’m a chili lovin’ convert! It’s definitely on the spicy side—loaded with three kinds of beans, hot sausage, and dark beer. I like to top my bowl with sour cream and green onions and serve it with tortilla chips and a cold beer.

Cottage Fix - three bean and sausage chili goes perfect with a cold beer

Three Bean and Sausage Chili Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound hot pork sausage
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 (12 ounce) dark beer
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans seasoned black beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans in sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans drained and rinsed

Garnish with green onions and sour cream.

Cottage Fix - three bean and sausage chili is perfect for a fall supper

Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large pot. Add the sausage, brown, and break apart into crumbles for about 5 minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, and all of the spices and cook another 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with beer and cook for about a minute.

Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and beans to the pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium low and continue to simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Top with sour cream and green onions.

They say the key to a man’s heart is good home cookin’. For some it’s brownies and others it’s more savory dishes like pot pie or chicken soup. For Mr. Manly, it’s a spicey bowl of chili and a cold beer. Grrrr!

xoxo Sally

This recipe is inspired by Emeril Lagasse Sausage Chili Recipe, 2002.

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5 thoughts on “three bean and sausage chili

  1. Vanessa Bower

    I’m going to have to make this recipe this weekend. Mine is never spicy enough for my hubby, who just happens to be a chili and beer kind of guy, too.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Vanessa

  2. Kathy

    This looks yummy! My husband likes the sausage in chili. I have to have a vegetarian, gluten free chili.
    Thank you for sharing!

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