Super-Duper Chili Recipe
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Super-Duper Chili Recipe

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No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what makes the chili so thick and creamy. Take this spicy concoction to a fall potluck or church dinner, and watch folks warm up to it! -Elizabeth Mays, Nunnelly, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 292 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook the sausage and beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Super-Duper Chili in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p35

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rlanford User ID: 5638965 241316
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"We love this, freezes well too."

chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 233794
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"This was tasty and easy. My husband wasn't that big of a fan, but I loved it."

poppadude User ID: 8368591 227181
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"Awesome !!!!!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 223962
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"I wasn't sure about this recipe due to the Velveeta cheese and cream of mushroom soup but I made it anyway and guess what? I loved it!! It was great and my family liked it too. A bit on the hot side so if you want to tame it down, omit one can of the hot chili beans. Also, just a tip---Walmart brand makes a "cheese dip" in a jar that I used instead of the Velveeta because it was a lot cheaper. Enjoy!"

Suzi in San Diego User ID: 3717531 81817
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I have made this chili since 2006 for everything from cold winter dinners, camping with friends and family to our Christmas Eve open house. Everyone loves it always!!! My husband and I are now doing Weight Watchers and by calculating this recipe as it's writen it's only 7 points!!!! I'm gonna trim the points a bit by using low fat/salt items and turkey meat products."

Annette Jackson User ID: 4687887 111012
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"I am SO GLAD I came across this recipe! My girlfriend gave me this recipe some time back, but, she wrote it down from memory and forgot to include the chili powder and cayenne pepper so I always thought it good but rather bland. Made it this way and it is truely super duper chili. Rated the best at our last church potluck!"

colky08 User ID: 1087575 88394
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"this is my family and friends favorite chili recipe. YUMM"

Blarney1 User ID: 1971265 44119
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"Excellent chili! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out great!"

Melisa4022 User ID: 5769907 81749
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"My children loved this recipe it was all gone in two days. I used more ground beef and one can of beans."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 44118
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"This has become a staple at our house :) Every time we fix it, we like it even more. Yummy! :)"

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