Jun 9, 2012

Slow Cooked Chili

Chili in June? in Florida? Have I gone MAD?  I don't think so, but you never know... I decided to whip up some chili this week because my family LOVES it, and the sausage I use in the chili was on a great sale this week!  I did summerize it though - I reduced the chili powder by 1/2 so it wouldn't have near as much heat.  I think it turned out great - Don had 2 big bowls, and Madison is looking forward to having some when she gets back from TN!


  • 1.5 to 2 pounds Mild Italian Sausage
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained (I use the garlic, basil, & oregano)
  • 2 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (garlic, basil, & oregano)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder in warm weather. I use 2 tablespoons when it's cold out
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream


In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

 Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. 

I like to use a slow cooker liner to make clean up a snap!

Garnish individual servings with sour cream and cheese if desired.

Recipe inspired by: Slow Cooked Chili


  1. LOVE chili in the summer...with a fistfull of cilantro and cool sour cream...YUM!

    1. YAY! I'm not the only crazy! I am right there with ya on the cilantro, but was fresh out! Which is so sad because it is one of my favorite things and so yummy in the chili!


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