Monday, September 6, 2010

Italian Chili!

A tasty filling chili recipe, one of my favourites! But this makes ALOT of food, so bring some friends or cook together with them and share the bill for the ingredients!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound whole pepperoni stick, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 29 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14 ounce can petite-diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 3.8 ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Crumble Italian sausage into pot and cook until browned, breaking up meat. Stir in the pepperoni, onion, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Stir in chili powder, Italian seasoning, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat slightly and cook uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and olives and heat until hot. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.



  1. only the 2nd post ive read... but wow.. must be the way you make the food look in the image.. but damn. looks bloody nice
    1 pound of sausage... LOL

  2. yum yum yum. gotta make. low on money. ahhfsdg @_@

  3. Looks good, will try this tomorrow, thanks :)

  4. another helpful recipe thank you very much

  5. Looks and sounds delicious. Will try making this next weekend

  6. This looks spicy.
    Never eaten a chilly wonder how it tastes.

  7. where'd you buy all those condiments? I need them for cheap and a small tube of gaarlic salt for example would run me at 3 dollars and i cant really afford that..
    (i know i can start my own supply of crushed red pepper from all the pizza my dorm room orders over the month) but all those other condiments?!
    How much parmesan cheese do you buy? how long does it last on the fridge?

  8. Dude that looks amazing! Def gotta try that one out....

  9. nice, dude. i'm glad i found this blog. everything looks great, and affordable.

  10. looks nasty..
    but somewhat tasty!

  11. so hungry right now, and love chili. more chili recipes plz. thx!

  12. dude, I can't believe I just found you now. I love cooking but I'm a broke college student so I've been stuck eating dollar cup noodles. Thanks for this!

  13. this looks so tasty. i really need to cook this myself.

  14. looks good and its easy and cheap i'll make some tomorrow

  15. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!

  16. Everytime I come on your blog, I get hungry :D

  17. This looks absolutely delicious... I may go out and buy the materials for it today :).

    Great post!