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15 Bean Sausage Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili. Italian sausage adds plenty of flavour and seasoning to this unusually delicious chilli recipe variation that’s also chock full of a healthy bean mix.

15 Bean Sausage Chili

15 Bean Sausage Chili

Spouse is still the household chilli expert.

Yesterday in a bit of a freezer clean out she added some hot Italian Sausage to her beef chili.

Along with that tasty sausage she upped the ante with a healthy 15 bean mix instead of the standard kidney beans.

I think this is her best chilli yet!

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15 Bean Sausage Chili

Don’t worry if you cant’t find a 15 bean mix, any combination of beans will do.

Canned red kidney beans on white plate.

Canned red kidney beans or any canned bean mix, should be well rinsed before using in the recipe.

You can just use plain old kidney beans too if you like, just be sure to rinse any canned beans when adding them to any chili recipe.

If you are not fond of hot or garlicky sausages, use mild Italian or, indeed, any kind of sausage you like.

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15 Bean Sausage Chili
Yield: 8 Servings

15 Bean Sausage Chili

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

15 Bean Sausage Chili. Italian sausage adds plenty of flavour and seasoning to this unusually delicious chilli recipe variation that's also chock full of a healthy bean mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried 15 bean mix, or 2 cups canned cooked mixed beans
  • 1½ pounds sirloin lean ground beef
  • 1½ pounds hot Italian sausage, removed from casings if necessary
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 8 oz beer
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ to 1 whole jalapeño pepper finely minced, optional
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 5 tbsp chilli powder, more or less to taste
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 6 tbsp molasses
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, peeled and diced small

Instructions

  1. Begin by soaking 1 cup of 15 bean dry mixed beans in water overnight. Simmer in salted boiling water for about 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked. Drain and rinse the beans. (You can use cooked canned mixed beans if you prefer.)
  2. Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottom pot. Toss in lean ground beef and sausage; brown the meat for about 5 minutes. In the last couple of minutes browning add the minced garlic and diced onion.
  3. Next add the beer and simmer for 5 minutes before adding the cooked beans and the remainder of the ingredients except for the red peppers and fresh tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to minimum. Cover and very slowly simmer the chilli for 1 hour, stirring about every 15 minutes.
  5. Add the fresh diced tomatoes and roasted red pepper and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve with grated cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips or crusty bread.

Notes

You can use any mix of beans you like in this recipe. Just be sure there is about 2 cups of cooked or canned beans in total.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 564Saturated Fat 8gCholesterol 100mgSodium 1625mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 10gSugar 23gProtein 39g

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Glenn

Friday 10th of February 2017

Hi Barry, We are giving this a try tonight. Do you remove the casings from the sausage or just cut into small slices? Also all I have a available is can of kidney beans, black beans and navy beans. Any recommendations on mixing or just go with the kidney? thanks for your help

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 11th of February 2017

I do remove the casings and break up the meat as it cooks. You can use whatever beans you like or have on hand really.

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