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MVP Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

MVP Chili

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"While chili snobs will argue over what true chili really is, you'll be enjoying this amazing recipe that brings together many well-loved (if hotly debated) chili ingredients. The Johnsonville Italian Sausage gives the dish an extra boost of flavor and heat that will make all chili fans want more."

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Original recipe makes 7 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned. Add onions and garlic; continue to cook and stir until tender.
  2. Stir in beer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, cook uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2013

Great Recipe !!! Made some modifications to "kick it up a notch". I added 6 oz. of tomato paste instead of 2 tablespoons, Added 3/4 cup of Worcestershire Sauce. In addition to the 2 tablespoons of chili power I added 1 envelop of Chili Seasoning. "Man -O - Man Was It Good". My family and Iloved it. I will be making MVP Chili from now on throughoutthe winter and as we watch our favorite sports teams !!!!!!! Darrell A. Coleman

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2014

Chili Snob here > fail


20 Ratings

Dec 09, 2012

Made a tomato based pasta sauce with italian sausage and only half of the family cared for it, so I decided to use the leftover sauce to make chili. I'm happy to have found this recipe, I just added the missing ingredients. I also used fresh tomatoes instead of canned and since I used mild johnsonville sausage I adjusted the seasonings so added a bit more chili and cumin as well.

Jul 17, 2012

It was great but i added Minced Meat

Mar 21, 2013

Had to change a little bit- added the packet of chili seasoning, went ahead and threw the whole can of tomato paste in, and other than that, added cayenne pepper to spruce it up a bit more. It's a decent quick chili!

Mar 05, 2013

What a great recipe-I used light beer since it's all I had on hand, and it was really good. No black beans for us, so omitted them, but the sausage really added a new and different taste to the usual chili we have. I also loved the addition of the corn.

Feb 01, 2015

It was ok. Followed recipe exactly. Did not remind me of chili. More like a pizza sauce in a bowl but not as red. Went well with some fritos. Probably will not be making this again.

Jan 19, 2015

Followed this to the letter EXCEPT used ground beef instead of sausage. It was mild, perfect for smaller kids, but excellent. Also slow cooked it for 5 hours. Finally, a purpose for corporate beer.


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  • Calories
  • 687 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 41 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 11.2 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 1877 mg
  • 75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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