READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by ellie_

My dh really enjoyed this simple chili which uses ingredients always on hand in my house. Adapted from a recipe printed in the newspaper

Top Review by Shelby Jo

Yummy! I really liked this chili. I don't think i've ever used sausage in chili and I loved it. I might just do it in place of ground beef in all chili recipes from now on! I used a store brand generic HOT pork sausage. Also in place of the canned green chillies, I used some fresh jalapenos from the garden. The beans I used was white northern, and kidney beans. I'm excited for the leftovers tomorrow for lunch! Thanks for posting. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) package bulk sausage (Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 2.5 (14 1/2 ounce) cans beans, undrained (I used red kidney beans, white northern beans and 1/2 can of southwestern bean blend)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (if you like more heat add more chili powder)


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat brown sausage and cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain sausage on paper towels, reserving 1 T pan drippings in pot.
  2. Add onion and celery to pot an cook until vegetables are translucent, stirring constantly.
  3. Add beans (with liquid), tomatoes, chilies and chili powder. Stir in sausage.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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