Chili for the Whole Shop

Total Time
5hrs 20mins
20 mins
5 hrs

This quick and easy chili was a staple for the costume shop I worked in this summer. Simple and cheap to prepare, this high protein, low fat meal it is great for hungry, busy and broke people like us; college students and starving artists. The recipe is based on Vega "Pantry" Chili but with my own twists and additions.

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  1. In a frying pan, heat oil and brown turkey (B, C, and M at work don't eat beef) Italian sausage seasoned with paprika.
  2. Put cooked turkey sausage in at least a 4 qt crock pot.
  3. Drain and rinse black beans, pinto beans and corn. Place in crock pot with the turkey sausage.
  4. Add chili beans and diced tomatoes, juices and all.
  5. Add tomato juice if desired. Add water until the pot is full (this really helps stretch the meal).
  6. Add spices and stir until everything is mixed well.
  7. Cook in crock pot for 5 hours on high. If you're in a hurry, bring ingredients to a boil on the stove top then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 20 minute.
  8. Serve with chips, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, chives, as desired.