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: 319 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 1308mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g 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

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"I did what the other reviewers suggested. I sauteed the onions and garlice with the sausage. This dish is so delicious. My family loved it and so did I. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

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."

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