All American Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Matthew Molus

This is a great hearty chili to feed the family. Great anytime.

Top Review by Charlotte J

The only ingredient I did not have was the hot Italian sausage. I think we would have liked this better without the bay leaves and maybe the oregano. So if your not a bay leaf fan you may want to not add that. Matthew, thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll make it again but with out the bay leave and oregano.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-heat.
  2. Remove casings from sausage.
  3. Add sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic, ground sirloin, and jalapeno to pan; cook 10-12 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
  4. Add chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, tomato paste, oregano, pepper, salt, bay leaves, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in wine, tomatoes, kidney beans, and pinto beans; bring to boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  7. Uncover and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Discard the bay leaves.
  9. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

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