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Hearty Italian Chili Recipe

Hearty Italian Chili Recipe

Meet the Cook: Beginning when I was just 5 years old, I was my grandmother's constant helper in the kitchen. And, like her, I can't seem to follow a recipe without changing it! That's how this one came about when I got bored with plain chili. The first time I served it at a potluck, people passed around copies of the recipe. My husband and I have three grown children and three grandchildren. -Chloe Buckner, Edinburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can or jar (26-1/2 to 30 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup halved sliced pepperoni
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef, sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 319 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1144mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 21g protein .

Reviews for Hearty Italian Chili

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mommylabonte18 8675
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"My family really liked this chili. It was easy to make and very tasty. To suit our personal tastes, I did add a little bit of sugar and some garlic. I kept everything else the same. Thanks for sharing!"

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bjriha 19557
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"I made this chili for a Chili Cookoff and it won second place. Everyone loved it. Thank you for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
ahmom 10494
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009 Edited Jul. 31, 2016

"I LOVE this chili. I won 3 chili contests with this recipe. I added a can of cola.

Since this review, I won another contest with the recipe. I add 2 cans of beans."

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