MVP Chili

MVP Chili


"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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35 m servings 801 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 801 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 47.9 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 49g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 43.4 g
  • 87%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 2216 mg
  • 89%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 22 Ratings

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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 t...

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Chili Snob here > fail

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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 t...

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 ...

It was great but i added Minced Meat

I cooked this Chili tonight with a few changes. I added sugar, cinnamon, yellow curry, and ginger. Omitted black pepper and used sea salt. It was very delish. I also used turkey ground meat and ...

Chili Snob here > fail

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'...

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...

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.

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 be...