Meat Lovers "kick off Chili"

Total Time
15 mins
35 mins

I've had this recipe for 20 plus yrs.not sure where I got it? But it is a football season having friends and family over must! Everyone will want the recipe so be ready with a copy! Also always a great cold weather comfort food, I love it with corn bread. Freez portions for quick delicious meals later too!

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  1. In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown ground beef and ground pork sausage with 1 lg onion coarsely chopped and 2cloves of garlic minced.Add 1lg green bell pepper cut into 3/4" chunks and smoked sausage cut into 3/4"chunks; continue cooking 5-10 min longer. Reduce heat to low; drain fat. Blend in spices and chopped tomatoes with all their juice. Simmer 5-10min. Stir in kidney beans (reserve liquid). In a bowl, blend a little of the reserved bean liquid with cornmeal to consistency similar to pancake batter; mix with chili simmering another 10-15min. Stirring occasionally.