January 3, 2014 by Emily Pergament
Happy New Year, one and all! Hope you’re enjoying the winter wonderland outside. I can’t say for sure whether I am, but at least I’m inside.
Anyway, I started the new year right, with this spicy sausage chili I made up.
1 package of hot Italian sausage (about 1 lb)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
Seasoning to taste (chili powder, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper)
Remove the sausage from the casing, and cook fully in a little bit of oil. Drain off some of the liquid when it’s done, but keep a little bit because it adds a ton of flavor. Add all the ingredients into a Crock Pot and cook for 3 hours on low.
It’s by far the best chili I’ve ever made, and my mother-in-law even asked for the recipe, which is high praise in itself! I don’t think I can go back to chili with regular ground meat again.
Hope everyone had happy holidays. Best wishes for 2014!