• Cooking Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 16 oz cans red kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • Saute sausage and ground beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic in a large, heavy saucepan until browned, stirring to crumble sausage; drain excess grease.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Break tomatoes with back of wooden spoon.
  • Cover and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Additional water may be added if needed.


When I first got married and moved up north my mom gave me this recipe. I've made it many times and I love it because I can spice it up or tone it down for company.

Categories: Chili  Southwestern US  Spicy 

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