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Kielbasa Chili Recipe
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Kielbasa Chili Recipe

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This combines the flavors of a chili dog in one bowl! I make it when I need a hot, hearty meal in a hurry. It's also great for football games. —Audra L. Duvall, Canoga Park, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 319 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,308 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute kielbasa until browned. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cool chili and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan; heat through.
    Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Kielbasa Chili in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 319 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,308 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"I made this using the suggestions of many of the other reviewers. I sauteed the sausage with chopped onions and minced garlic. I substituted one of the cans of diced tomatoes with a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. I added a can of black beans which I'm glad I did because the one can of chili beans wasn't enough for my liking. I also omitted the sliced black olives. I simmered on low for 1 hour. My husband and I both liked it."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"A nice recipe, for sure. Kielbasa and Polish Sausage are not only delicious, but also very versatile -no matter how you prepare them. Slice 'em, sautee 'em, and add whatever you like into the pan w/them. Whatever you come up with will always be delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Easy, makes a ton and the kids love it"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"It was easy and delicious. I had all the ingredients in my pantry except the olives. I don't think leaving them out affected the taste that much. I will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I am always looking for a new kielbasa recipe so I was pleased to find this one. I took the suggestion of one of the writers and sauteed the sausage with onions and garlic. instead of the two cans of tomatoes I also used one can of Rotel. I simmered on low for a couple of hours. I added the corn and olives after simmering. I also added about a teaspoon of corn starch to slightly thicken the sauce. I let it set in the fridge overnight to enhance the flavors. The next day it was delicious. I look forward to finding more new interesting recipes."

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