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Sausage Corn Chili

Nicely spiced Italian sausage and crunchy corn distinguish this thick chili from usual offerings. "My daughter won a national contest with this zesty recipe," reports Rhea Lease of Colman, South Dakota.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 272 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1118mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • murrbry615
    Nov 24, 2012

    Very easy! I added sour cream at the end and it was delicious!!

  • lbraden
    Sep 10, 2011

    I use 1/2 of a medium onion instead of the dried minced and substitute my homemade salsa for the picante sauce. We like the italian sausage and corn combo quite a lot.

  • babyjimmie
    Apr 18, 2011

    This tasted more like hotdogs with ketchup.

  • teri396
    Nov 5, 2009

    I subsituted hamburger for sausage. it was a little dull, would try it again with sausage.