"Spicy Italian sausage and dark beer make a rich and hearty chili, and you can prepare it a day ahead." — The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
Watch video tips and tricks
1 (19.76 ounce) package
Johnsonville® Italian Hot Sausage Links, casings removed*
1 (15.5 ounce) can
1 (15.5 ounce) can
red kidney beans
1 1/2 cups
corn (frozen or fresh off the cob)
1 (28 ounce) can
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
dark beer (or light beer or beef stock)
Salt and pepper
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
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.
It was great but i added Minced Meat
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!
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.
This was very tasty. I did change it a little. I needed a large batch of chili so I used 2lbs Johnsonville Ground Mild Italian sausage and 1lb of ground beef. Went a little heavier on the spices. I also was out of black beans so I just used kidney beans. And I left out the corn. Personal preference. Very good chili. My family loved this.
I made some significant modifications to this to suit our taste and my review is based on those changes. I added 1 pound of ground beef in addition to the hot Italian sausage for a meatier chili. The directions don't mention this but you'll want to be sure to drain off as much grease possible after you brown the meat. I upped the amount of cumin to 1 teaspoon. I also omitted the tomato paste and instead added a 14 ounce can of tomato sauce. I was concerned the consistency would be very thin and liquidy with the addition of an entire bottle of beer and the tomato sauce adds some body. Most importantly, after everything is added, I brought the temp up to bring it to a boil then lowered the temp, covered the pot, and let it simmer for an hour to allow the flavors to blend, cook off a bit of the alcohol, and help the sauce thicken. It was VERY good with these changes and I'd definitely make it again. The Italian sausage adds great flavor!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 199
Holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Get recipes and inspiration.
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
Find just the right recipes for your holiday get-togethers.
Looking for a flavorful sausage recipe without all the fat? This is it!
See how to mix up a big ol’ pot of chili—in just 99 seconds!
This homemade chili is hearty and meaty, and is very quick to make.