Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

Friday, March 20, 2015

I love a hearty dish of Italian Sausage Chili and this is one comforting dish to make for your family. This Italian Sausage Chili, is loaded with crushed meatballs and Italian sausage. The sauce is slow cooked. Pasta is cooked separately and mixed in this delightful dish after that slow simmered sauce  with beans, then it's completed!

this is a pasta dish in a pretty yellow leaf style dish with baby shell pasta crushed meatballs, sausage and beans in a delicious tomato sauce



this is a pasta dish in a pretty yellow leaf style dish with baby shell pasta crushed meatballs, sausage and beans in a delicious tomato sauce

This is one of dad's favorite dishes, when I was growing up. Actually mom would make this during the week on a Thursday, if there was sausage left from Sunday sauce and macaroni day. We usually had alot left over from Sunday's big meal. Mom made her own sausage which made the Traditional Sunday Sauce very rich and delicious with pork fat, plus it added a little heat from the sausage which we all love spicy!

I used to love the sausage with baby shells and sometimes she would even throw in a can of peas or chickpeas! It always amazed me how she repurposed our leftovers into a meal that taste like she just made it fresh that day!




this is a pasta dish in a pretty yellow leaf style dish with baby shell pasta crushed meatballs, sausage and beans in a delicious tomato sauce






Check out this easy recipe!



Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

1 1/2 pounds crushed leftover meatballs or use 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)
Olive oil
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.

1 comment

  1. I haven't added sausage to my chili in years! Time to shake things up with your Italian version. It looks wonderful!

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