Mr. Food: Italian-Style Chili Pot

Our Italian-Style Chili Pot is always a welcome recipe, especially during the colder months. It’s so versatile you can serve it over pasta, or if you’re on-the-go try putting some into an over-sized mug! Made with lean ground beef, and, of course, the oh-so-yum Italian sausage, this recipe is bursting with flavor and will warm ya up from the inside out.

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15-1/2-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over high heat, cook ground beef and sausage 5 minutes; add onions and garlic and cook 10 minutes more or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • Top with all your favorite chili toppings from shredded cheese to chopped onions and sliced jalapeno peppers. Oh, and when it comes to the sausage, you can make that as mild or spicy as you’d like. After all, it’s your chili.