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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Spooky123 User ID: 6521366 234216
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."

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 233554
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."

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 233390
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!"

amystefancic User ID: 1687652 223360
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

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

SDBULLOCK User ID: 1427461 186219
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."

cbutcher User ID: 6557843 165811
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."

alaskakaren User ID: 3921099 116498
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"quick, easy and a husband pleaser! Just added onion, garlic and subbed the Rotel for one can tomatoes. YUM!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 125717
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Made this for dinner tonight with turkey polish kielbasa and added the spices that one reviewer suggested. Delish for a weeknight meal!!"

Terrie Lynn User ID: 7035630 100497
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"This actually was really good, just spiced it up,

Added, chili powder, garlic salt, minced cumin, let it simmer for an hour!!
Everyone loved it"

kimi43464 User ID: 3732524 144769
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Different. Family enjoyed and cleaned the pot!"

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