Chili With Sausage and Jalapeno

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a real tasty sweet and spicy beanless chili that I tried from Bon Appetit magazine. The recipe was found in the RSVP section as a request from a restaurant in Rochester New York called Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. We loved it and beans could be added easily if you are a bean fan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 T.
  2. oil in a large pot over high heat.
  3. Add beef and sausage; cook until brown, breaking up with spoon, about 8 minutes.
  4. Transfer meat mixture to bowl.
  5. Reduce heat to medium high.
  6. Add remaining oil to pot.
  7. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapenos and bay leaves.
  8. Cook until vegetables are soft, stirring frequently.
  9. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
  10. Return meat mixture to pot.
  11. Mix in tomatoes and next 7 ingredients.
  12. Simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  13. Mix in lime juice.
  14. Season with salt.
  15. Serve chili in bowls, passing hot sauce, cheese, red onion and sour cream separately.


Most Helpful

This is one of my go to recipes. It gets rave reviews every time I make it. I made a few small changes to make it my own, but I think it would be just as delicious as is. <br/><br/>I leave out the ground beef and use 1 lb beef kielbasa, sliced into about 1/4" thick semi circles. I change out crushed tomatoes for diced. I cut the brown sugar in half. And I add 2C cooked kidney beans at the end (about a can). Thanks so much for sharing! <br/><br/>I wanted to share the love, so I posted a link to this on my fledgling blog at

pandaran August 27, 2013

Excellant!! I did add one large can of red kidney beans, we do like beans in our chili, I am sure though that is would be equally good without. The seasonings result in wonderful flavour, but not quite the heat that we like, so I added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. I only had one tin of crushed tomatoes so I used a tin or whole tomatoes for the second one, also just cut up the sausage and left them in chunks. Next time I may try hot Italian sausage. loved the touch of lime juice, gave it a nice twang. I made the whole recipe and will freeze some for later. Thanks for posting , I will make it again.

Derf September 11, 2009

I made this recipe when I saw it in Bon Appetit and it's become a favorite. I usually simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour, but otherwise make the recipe as is.

iris5555 August 13, 2005

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