Smokey Italian Chili , Award Winner

Recipe by Curtis H. Breville

I went to two chili cook-off's over the past year. The first one was won by someone who had a smokey flavored chili, the other was won by an Italian flavored chili. I decided to make a Smokey Italian Chili and won 1st place in a chili cookoff with it. Enjoy.

Top Review by PatrickG

This was really unique. A fantastic twist on chili. I couldn't find chipotle chili seasoning, so used chipotle marinade spices and several tablespoons of chili powder. Served with biscuits... great recipe. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the Italian Sausage and Turkey in large skillet and break into small bite-sized pieces with the spatula, drain fat, put in large pot turned on medium-high.
  2. Drain the liquid from the beans and add beans to the pot.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and Rotel, stir well.
  4. Add Chili seasoning, Italian seasoning, garlic, worchestshire sauce, garlic salt, liquid smoke, red wine and water, stir and heat until simmer.
  5. Add the grated smoked Mozzarella cheese, stirring until it is well melted.
  6. Mix the corn starch with either 1/4-cup of red wine or with 1/4-cup cold water until smooth, then add to the chili and mix well.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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