A hearty Italian Chili packed with cannellini beans, juicy fire roasted tomatoes, red wine, fresh garlic, & spicy Italian sausage for a kick! Comfort food that warms the soul!
- 1 pound Italian hot sausage
- 1 pound Italian mild sausage
- 2 cups diced yellow onion
- 10 chopped garlic cloves
- 5 tablespoons tomato paste
- Two 14.5 ounce cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
- One 14.5 ounce can chicken broth
- Five 15 ounce cans cannellini white kidney beans, rinsed
- 1 cup dry red wine
- Sea salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Dash of crushed red pepper
- Garnish: shredded parmesan cheese
- Garlic bread, Italian bread, or bread sticks to really make it a complete meal!
1. Chop garlic cloves and put aside for later.
2. In a large skillet combine Italian hot sausage with mild sausage and brown. When browned remove from heat and set aside for later use.
3. In a large dutch oven add olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add diced onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
4. Add the chopped garlic and tomato paste and continue sautéing for 1 minute, stirring often.
5. Add dry red wine and stir for 1 minute while unsticking any small brown pieces from the bottom of the pot.
6. Add chicken broth and stir.
7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
8. Add a dash of crushed red pepper.
9. Add fire roasted diced tomatoes. Stir.
10. Add rinsed cannellini beans. Stir.
11. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
12. Add more salt and pepper to taste. I like things saltier. Some people love things hotter. If so you can add more red pepper flakes too.
13. Add browned Italian sausage.
14. Bring to a boil on medium heat again. Then cover, reduce temperature to low and let simmer for one hour.
15. Drink the rest of the open red wine!
16. I like to garnish the Italian chili with shredded parmesan cheese and serve it with garlic bread. Enjoy!
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