Hearty Beef and Sausage Chili

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Hearty Beef and Sausage Chili comes together in just 15 minutes,
using only 6 ingredients. Truly one of the easiest chili recipes ever . It is a perfect anytime chili with the right amount of heat, and it is bursting with flavor. With a recipe this good that can be put together on a lazy day, it is a keeper in my book!

We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at BUSH’S® Beans to bring you a scrumptious simple recipe with BUSH’S® Kidney Beans in Mild Chili Sauce!!!

Hearty Beef and Sausage Chili

I always keep our pantry stocked with beans because they are so easy to
incorporate into everyday meals. We would happily eat these kidney beans just as they are out of the can. Having them on hand makes it so easy to toss together a great meal.


With fall peeking its head around the corner we are craving soups already. But being it is still hot out I want something a little lighter. BUSH’S® Kidney Beans in Mild Chili Sauce are premium quality and perfectly light and saucy without being too heavy and are something that I really feel good about feeding my family.

Fire roasted tomatoes and flavorful chili beans give this chili an incredible slow
cooked flavor and the jalapenos give it just the right amount of heat.
This recipe is perfect to feed a crowd and it doubles perfectly. To double the recipe, cook it up in a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed 8 quart pot and then transfer it to a slow cooker to serve. Your friends and family will never believe you whipped this up in just
15 minutes.

A family friendly recipe that is perfect for fall and an crowd pleaser, this is certainly going to be our game day staple this year. So, what could possibly be better than that? For a little extra kick – try BUSH’S® new Kidney Beans in Spicy Chili Sauce!


With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours. 

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Hearty Beef and Sausage Chili

Donna Elick
Hearty Beef and Sausage Chili comes together in just 15 minutes, using only 6 ingredients. Truly one of the easiest chili recipes ever . It is a perfect anytime chili with the right amount of heat, and it is bursting with flavor.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 8


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 ounces smoked hot Italian sausage
  • 29 ounces fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, 2 – 14.5 ounce cans
  • 31 ounces Bush's Kidneys Beans in Mild Chili Sauce, 2 – 15.5 ounce cans
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, to taste


  • In a large (4-quart) saucepan over medium high heat, add beef, jalapeno and salt. Cooked until lightly browned, break beef up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Add sausage, tomatoes, beans, and crushed red pepper flakes (to taste – less for mild, more for hot). Stir. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

Use chicken or turkey in place of the beef and sausage for a lighter meal.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 414cal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 855mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 6mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. Just wondering if there is enough garlic in the tomato's, I think a clove or two more is needed. What about chili powder, chili needs chili powder. Let each person add red pepper flakes if they want, some like it real spicy and others mild. Maybe simmer at least an hour so all the flavors can meld together? 15 minutes seems too short. Anyways, I'll be making this tonight for dinner with the suggestions I made.

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