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Kielbasa Chili

This easy creation combines the flavors of a chili dog in a bowl! I make it when I need a hot, hearty meal in a hurry. It's festive looking and super to serve when everyone's at the house watching football games. —Audra L. Duvall, Canoga Park, California
  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 319 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 1308mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Nov 15, 2018

    I loved this recipe. I followed the suggestions of the original poster (see below) by adding diced onions, seasoning salt, chili seasoning and cheddar cheese as a topping with Jiffy corn muffins on the side. I will keep those additions except for the seasoning salt as I did not think it was necessary and made it too salty for my taste.

  • maball
    Mar 18, 2018

    It was good, but needed a little more spice and more beans. I doubled the beans and wish I had noticed the my second can of chili beans was pinto (not the best choice) - next time would do red and black chili beans. We did like it and it was real quick.

  • Spooky123
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 22, 2015

    Easy, makes a ton and the kids love it

    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
    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
    Jan 10, 2014

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

  • swinny
    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!!