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Hearty Pork Sausage Chili

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Pork Chili

Pork Chili

Chili-Come and Get It

There are so many variations of chili or chili con carne. People have been making chili since the 17th century using various types of meat, beans, and vegetables. Lately, I've been making a lot of dishes with pork due to it being on sale more so than beef. The following recipe can be made with either beef or pork.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

1 hour

1 hour 30 min

Will Serve 4-5 people

Spices

  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Crushed red peppers
  • 3-4 dashes of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce ( or your favorite hot sauce)

Ingredients for Pork Chili

  • 1 ½ pound of ground pork
  • 3 – 4 hot Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2-28 oz. or 796 ml cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2-19 oz. or 540 ml cans of red kidney beans
Ground Pork and Hot Italian Sausage

Ground Pork and Hot Italian Sausage

Sauté onions, green pepper and garlic.

Sauté onions, green pepper and garlic.

add diced tomatoes and spices

add diced tomatoes and spices

Add meat

Add meat

Let's Get Cooking

  1. Cut the Italian sausages into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Fry the sausages with the ground pork until cooked.
  3. While the meat is cooking chop onion and green pepper. Thinly slice the garlic cloves.
  4. Rinse kidney beans under cold water in a colander and put aside.
  5. Once the meat is cooked drain it.
  6. In the bottom of a large pot add enough oil to coat the bottom and heat. Add the chopped onions and green pepper. Sauté for three minutes and then add the sliced garlic. Continue to sauté another two minutes.
  7. Add diced tomatoes and stir. Add all of the spices and let this mixture simmer for ten minutes to blend flavors.
  8. Add meat and stir. Gently add and mix the rinsed kidney beans. Bring everything to a boil then simmer for twenty minutes.


To Accompany Chili

To go along with your chili, here are some sides that you may enjoy.

  • Tostitos Scoops. These are great as you can scoop the chili.
  • Shredded cheese.
  • Chopped green onions to add once the chili is dished out into bowls.
  • Sour cream to dollop on top.
  • For those that like their chili a bit spicier make sure you have a bottle of hot sauce on the table as well as chili powder or hot pepper flakes.

Chili

Tip

If you find that there is not enough liquid in the chili and don't want to add another entire can of diced or whole tomatoes, add salsa to it. I've done this several times and it has worked out quite well.

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    It's the simplest, quickest recipe for sausage (with bay leaves + a dash of balsamic vinegar in the pan) - a real feast as brunch, lunch, a family supper or even as a dinner party meal.

© 2012 Susan Zutautas

Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2012:

Sue, Hope you like it. I hear our weather is finally going to warm up today. Hopefully the sun will melt some of the snow we have up here :)

Sueswan on March 06, 2012:

Hi Susan,

You are making me hungry. lol Bookmarking this one. :)

Hope you are doing well.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2012:

MM, Thank you, and I hope you enjoy it.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 06, 2012:

Your recipes are great, I am really looking forward to trying this one, it sounds delicious and a bit different, thank you Susan and voting up

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 05, 2012:

missolive, You're welcome, and thank you. So glad that my chili recipe makes you hungry.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on March 05, 2012:

Just Ask Susan - This sounds really good! I don't think I've ever had chili made from pork before. I like the fact that chili has so many variations as well as regional flair. I want to thank you for including my chili hub - honored!

Voted up and yum! Another hub that has left me hungry :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 05, 2012:

Hi Eddy, Thank you for visiting and have a great day.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 05, 2012:

Mmmm another must here!!

Thanks for sharing

Eddy.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 05, 2012:

Ruby, You'll find it has a very different taste with the pork than the turkey. Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 04, 2012:

I bet this is really good. I love chili. I have never used pork, i always use ground turkey. I will give this a try..Thank you Susan..

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

Possum chili ... hmmm :) You know what you just gave me an idea. I have some moose meat in my freezer. The next time I make chili I think I'll try the moose and leave out the kidney beans.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

Pamela, If you do try it I hope you enjoy it, and thanks.

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on March 04, 2012:

Yep, and on the use of Italian sausage, that's fine - any kind of meat is acceptable in chili, even road kill chili! But I like your recipe better than possum chili, ROFL.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 04, 2012:

I have never used ground pork in my chili, but your recipe sounds excellent, although I would go light on the hot pepper. Thanks.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

marcoujor, Thank you so much and hope you enjoy the recipe.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

Austinstar, I knew if you came by to read this you'd say Texas chili does not have beans :) But glad to see you as I always welcome your comments.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

molometer, Thank you, and I hope that this recipe changes your mind about chili.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

Danette, Nice that you had a mild winter. It's done nothing but snow here for the past three days adding to what we already have. Thank you.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2012:

drbj, The sausage added a nice flavor.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on March 03, 2012:

Susan,

This is so attractively presented with your photography and the recipe looks positively delicious! I will bookmark for future reference and enjoyment.

Voted UP & UAI-- Hugs and thanks, mar.

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on March 03, 2012:

I have to hand it to you Susan. With the exception of kidney beans, this does sound a lot like chili!

In Texas, chili is always made without beans. There are no beans in chili. If it has beans, it's not chili.

That being said, it's perfectly all right to make beans on the side and I'm with L.L. Woodard, I would use black beans or pinto beans. (on the side).

I caint hep it, A'hm a Texan!

Micheal from United Kingdom on March 03, 2012:

This is a great twist on a dish that never lit my fire.

I have tried a few chilli con carne recipe's and never been too impressed with the results?

This however looks very interesting and I will give it a try.

Well written with good photo's. I vote it up, useful, interesting and potentially yummy!

I'll let you know how it turned out.

Danette Watt from Illinois on March 03, 2012:

We've had such a mild winter that I've hardly made chili at all this season. Very nicely formatted hub.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 03, 2012:

The addition of Italian sausage seems to be a great innovation. Will keep you posted. Thanks for the recipe, Susan.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

RH, Thanks now get cooking :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

smileyface, Nice to meet you, and thank you.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 03, 2012:

I am going to post a picture of mine and then link the hub on my FB in a couple of hours! Lol

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

RH, I made this last night and it was a big hit here. Hope you enjoy it.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

I like mine hotter too but I have to be careful with the spices for other family member who don't like it as hot. I've never tried it with rice before, maybe next time I will.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

I'd never put Italian sausage in mine either but wanted it a bit meatier. It worked really well.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

L.L. I like kidney beans but next trip to the grocery store I think I'll try the black beans with chili.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2012:

Thanks Frank :)

m from New Zealand on March 03, 2012:

oh wow. That looks so good! =)

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 03, 2012:

Susan! I am going to make this tonight! It looks perfect for a chili night:) lol

My nephew is coming over and we always cook together - so he's planning to go to the grocery with me later (I always let him choose snacks to take home just for him) lol. I will let you know how we like it - Dave checked it out and gave me the thumbs up!

Brian Slater from England on March 03, 2012:

Love this Susan, I like mine hot, hot, hot thanks for sharing, Great for a Saturday night in, i like my chili with rice, should I bring a bottle:)

mljdgulley354 on March 03, 2012:

I have never used Italian sausage in my chili but will have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on March 03, 2012:

This sounds like a hearty version of chili. I have to admit that kidney beans squelch my appetite, but have found I can still enjoy beans in chili if I simply switch out to black beans instead.

Voted up and SHARED.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 03, 2012:

Susan I love your recipes...

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