Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Hearty chili with a Cajun note and a smokey finish
- 453.59 g ground beef
- 453.59 g package Jimmy Dean sausage
- 4 (3288.54 g) can whole canned tomatoes (cut into fourths or eighths)
- 822.13 g can tomato sauce
- 453.59 g can kidney beans (washed)
- 453.59 g can black beans (washed)
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 6 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 3 serrano peppers, chopped
- 3 stalk celery, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 29.58 ml Tony Chachere's Seasoning
- 44.37 ml smoked paprika
- 44.37 ml chili powder
- 29.58 ml cumin
- 14.79 ml ground pepper
- 4.92 ml kosher salt
- Call friends and family, let them know you are about to make some awesome Chili, and to be in your kitchen in about an hour.
- Before the stampede, grab a large (8qt) pot and brown the sausage on high heat (do not drain). The idea here is to get some good browning/sear in the pan so don't fret if it sticks to the bottom, that's the idea. Just don't go overboard and burn it.
- Throw in the celery, onion and garlic, cover, reduce heat and let it do it's thing for 10 minutes at least. stir frequently.
- In a separate pan, brown the ground beef (drain) and add it to the pot.
- Everything else goes in! Be sure to include all the juice from the whole-tomato cans, and I like to cut them very chunky (no more than 3 cuts per tomato) for easy eating.
- Let it come together at a high simmer for about an hour, less if you can't wait.
Delicious chili! We just made it this weekend and it was so yummy! It had just the right heat. I just had some for lunch and it was so savory and warmed me right up. I love the meat to beans ratio, it was such a hearty chili. Definitely would recommend this chili to others.
The best chili I have ever tasted - perfect heat and the smokey flavor makes this really unique. I have made this chili three times now, twice for work events, and both friends and co-workers rave about it and ask when I'll make it again. The first time I made this, I used Bold Chachere's and it was a huge hit. Tried Original Chachere's and found it a bit too salty for my tastes, so the third batch went back to Bold.