Italian-Style Chili

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add in ground beef, Italian sausage meat, onion, garlic, chili flakes and bell pepper; cook until the meat is browned breaking up meat with a spoon while cooking; drain fat.
  • Add in spaghetti sauce, beef broth or water, tomatoes with juice, mushrooms, pepperoni, bouillon powder and chili powder and cumin; bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (add in a little more water or broth if the mixture is too thick).
  • After 1 hour of cooking season with salt and pepper and add in kidney beans, continue cooking for 30 minutes more (or a little longer).
  • At the end of cooking stir in the cheddar cheese or you may sprinkle on top in place of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Ladle on top of cooked spaghetti, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to taste.
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