I love a hearty dish and this is all of that and more. This one is loaded with ground sirloin and Italian sausage. The sauce is slow cooked. Pasta is cooked separately and mixed in this delightful dish after that slow simmered sauce is completed!
Italian Sausage Chili Recipe1 1/2 pounds Ground Sirloin Beef or Ground Round
1 pound Sausage links cut into slices
1 28 ounce can Diced tomatoes
1/2 cup Merlot wine
1 12 ounce can Tomato sauce
2 cloves minced Garlic
1 teaspoon granulated Garlic
2 bell Peppers sliced
Salt, Pepper Cayenne
2 cans Beans drained and rinsed (white, red or black)
Reggiano grated cheese
Pasta of choice (baby shells, ditalini or elbows is suggested)
In a large saucepan add 1/4 cup olive oil saute the meats with the peppers adding the garlic to cook last when the meat is almost cooked. Pour in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine and stir. Add the beans, salt, pepper, granulated garlic and cayenne if using. Simmer around 1 hour or until it thickens into a nice hearty sauce.
Boil your favorite pasta to package instructions. Drain pasta and place into the pot of sauce before serving.
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle cheese on top.