Hearty Sausage Chili

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You'll have a stick-to-the-ribs bowl of chili in not time with this simple recipe. It's quick to prepare, but tastes like it's been simmering for hours! This is great with cornbread. —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup hot chili beans
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, saute sausage and peppers in oil until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, chili sauce, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 256 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1051mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein.