Sunday, January 5, 2014

Italian Chili Recipe

This is a fairly easy and painless way to make chili.  Although I love chili with sausage in it, it can get a little too greasy so I prefer to use half sausage and half hamburger to keep the Italian flavor but reduce on the grease.  Enjoy!

1/2 lb Ground Sausage
1/2 lb Ground Hamburger
Seasoning (Garlic Powder, Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt, Crushed Red Pepper, Crushed Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme)
1 6oz can Tomato Paste
2 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes
1 15 oz can Black Beans
1 15 oz can Kidney Beans
1 Red Pepper (Seeded & Diced)
1 Zucchini (peeled & chopped)
1 Banana Squash (peeled & chopped)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
Shredded Cheese to top

Put the ground hamburger and sausage in a skillet to cook on medium heat and season.  Cook until thoroughly browned and strain the grease.
In a big pot add the tomato paste and then fill the can of paste with water and add to the pot.  Add both cans of diced tomatoes and both kinds of beans.  Cook on med-high heat.  Add the vegetables and cook until thoroughly warmed turned to simmer.  Add the meat when browned and mix thoroughly, sprinkling with additional spices, cook on simmer for about 5 minutes.  Serve and top with shredded cheese.  Enjoy! 

Brown the sausage and hamburger
Seasonings I used
Add the tomatoes, paste and beans and mix
The beans and tomatoes I used
Add the veggies
Add the meat
Sprinkle some additional seasoning
Top with cheese and enjoy!

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