All American Chili

"One of the first meals my sister-in-law made after joining the family. Has become a go to for everyone since"

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

2.5 Hours

Paired With

Main Protein



Hot Italian Sasuage 6 oz, 1 lb, 2 cups, 1 cup, 8 cloves, 1, 2 Tbsp, 2 Tbsp, 1 Tbsp, 3 Tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp, to taste, 2, 2 28 oz cans, 2 15oz cans, 1 1/4 cup, to taste
Ground Sirloiin
Onion, Chopped
Bell Pepper, chopped
Garlic, minced
Jalapeno, chopped
Chili Powder
Brown Sugar
Tomato Paste
Gound Black Pepper
Bay Leaves
Whole tomatoes undrained and chopped
Kidney Beans, drained
Merlot Wine
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded


Heat large dutch oven over med-high heat.  Remove casings from sausage.  Add sausage, onion, and next 4 ingredients (thru jalapeno).  Cook 8 min or until sausage and beef are browned and crumbled.  Add chili powder and next 7 ingredients (thru bay leaves).  Cook 1 min, stirring.  Stir in wine, tomatoes, and beans, bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer 1 hour stirring occasionally.  Uncover and cook 30 min.  Discard bay leaves.  

To serve: sprinkle each serving with cheese and/or your other favorite toppings.