Yes, I know I just made chili last week, but in honor of the start of the football season, it’s Football sausage CHILI TIME, again!
I always make a big pot of chili to start football season, Big Goo, and Baby Girl expects me to keep all food traditions, that I start!
I normally use ground turkey or maybe a little diced steak to make chili. But today, I wanted to create an extra special chili and I decided why not just use all Sausage….
This chili is so simple to put together. I just sauteed some onion, bell pepper, chipotle peppers and garlic, in a little olive oil.
Add all the sausage, casing removed, brown that up, pour in some beef broth, hot tomato sauce and a can of Hatch roasted chili. Add spices of course, and throw in some beans.
That’s it, and this recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker.
After you brown the meat, throw everything into the slow cooker and allow it to cook on low for about 2-3 hours, high about 1-2 hours…you might want to reduce the broth by a cup if using a slow cooker.
It’s time for some football and my chili is ready! Big Goo wants his bowl full of cheese, can’t you tell!
This is my bowl, full of baby crackers as I call them…it’s Game Time and Eating Time!
Football Sausage Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
2 lbs. Johnsonville Italian Sausage, casing removed, hot or mild
1 white onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 chipotle peppers, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces hot tomato sauce
4 ounces roasted hatch chiles
15 ounces pinto beans, drained, rinsed
3 1/2 cups beef broth, low sodium
3 tablespoon of chili powder
2 tablespoon creole seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon black pepper
extra virgin olive oil.
crackers, cheese, corn chips (optional)
green onions to garnish
Mix seasoning blend and set aside. Chop vegetables and set aside.
Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pot and heat over medium heat. Add all vegetables except garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Season vegetables with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend and mix well.
Add sausage, brown for about 10 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of seasoning blend to sausage, mix well.
Add hot tomato sauce, roasted Hatch chilies, broth, and remaining seasonings, mix well.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Chili will thicken upon standing.
Serve in a large bowl, topped with cheese, and crackers.
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