Hearty Chili Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 120 MINUTES

4 ratings
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  • 2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lb hot Italian sausage, bulk, or remove casings
  • 1 (24 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (24 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed


Step 1

Into a large pot over medium heat, toss in the onions, bell peppers and garlic, and sauté until tender, 6 minutes. Sprinkle in the spices to toast: chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and stir for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the beef and the sausage, and stir and brown, while breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon until crumbly and cooked through.

Step 3

Rinse the canned beans to reduce salt.

Step 4

Once brown, add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 1 1/2 hours, stirring on occasion.

Hearty Chili


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4 Reviews

Tina 2/4/2017
Made this today.

Made this today. I usually make hot dog chili but wanted to try this one. Loved it!

Shirl-Lynn 12/30/2014
I made this reci

I made this recipe last night and it was an absolute winner! My family and I enjoyed every bite, and not to mention how full we were. This chili is truly hearty. This meal will really stick with you. It was amazing!!! I grade this recipe as an A+.

Connie 11/17/2014
so awesome! It w

so awesome! It was a hit at home and with the neighbors

andrea 10/25/2014
This chili was s

This chili was sooo good, probably the best I've ever made!

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