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