Meaty Three-Bean Chili
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour 40 min.
Makes10-12 servings (3 quarts)
- 3/4 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 3/4 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- Additional chopped onion, optional
- In a 4-qt. kettle or Dutch oven, cook the sausage and beef over medium heat, until the meat is no longer pink; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set meat aside.
- Saute onion, peppers and garlic in the reserved drippings for 3 minutes. Add the broth, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, bacon and browned sausage and beef; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add all of the beans. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Garnish with chopped onion if desired.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 244 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.
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Aug 15, 2013
I have made this chili for over 10 years. Everyone loves it!
Oct 20, 2012
This chili recipe is great! It's a great way to use your garden tomatoes! Men love it, because of all the meat!
Jan 3, 2012
This is one of miy all time favorite recipes though I make it as a soup by adding an additional quart of beef stock to it. Great on a cold winters day! My family just loves it!
Oct 17, 2011
This was in the first issue of Country Woman I received and it's still one of my favorites! I change things from time to time, using ground turkey, leaving out bacon and adding a can of black beans. Also sometimes I use a habanero pepper instead of the jalapeno.This is one of those recipes you can endlessly tinker with.
Dec 16, 2009
Good but too much meat. I would use hot Italian sauage plus ground beef or mild Italian sausage next time for a little more spice. The broth (and there is not much of it) is quite liquidy.