Silver Palate Jalapeno Chili

Recipe by JackieOhNo

From the famous Silver Palate caterers. Great one-dish party fare. Serve with crusty bread and a hearty red wine. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead and refrigerated. Just reheat before serving.)

Top Review by Lisa W.

This has been my go-to chili recipe since the late 1990s. I use all ground need, rather than "cut up" sausage. And, I add 3-4 cans of dark kidney beans, which stretches the recipe. It easily serves 24-30 and freezes very well. Use high quality chili powder. This is the best chili recipe, hands down.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sausages and water in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Cook until sausages are brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Transfer sausages to paper towels and drain.
  2. Heat oil in heavy Dutch oven over low heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium. Add ground chuck and cook until well browned, mashing with fork and stirring frequently.
  4. Add sausage, bell peppers and chilies. Cook until peppers are wilted, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
  5. Mix in canned tomatoes, wine and tomato paste. Stir in herbs and spices. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add fresh tomatoes and cook 10 minutes. Tip pan and degrease.
  7. Spoon into bowls.
  8. Pass cheeses, sour cream, and onions separately.

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