Monday, October 4, 2010

Easy Chili Stoup

I love fall. The changing of leaves, sweaters, jeans and chilly weather. Around our house it's also Chili weather. I got this recipe from Cooking Light but I changed it around a bit, making it more convenient by adding can diced tomatoes instead of chopping fresh ones. I also added sausage and a couple of other ingredients. I make this every chance I get when the weather changes as it is one of my husbands favorite dishes.

Easy Chili Stoup

1lb hot or mild Italian sausage (you can also use ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
1/2 cup of chopped red pepper
2 cups of chopped zucchini
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 15oz cans of diced tomatoes with chilies or garlic
1 15.5 oz can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 15.5 oz can of red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of tomato soup, like Progresso, low sodium
12 oz of spicy tomato juice
1/2 bag of frozen corn
1 jalapeƱo, diced
mushrooms (optional)

For topping:
shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)

This can be cooked in a large pot or a crock pot.

For Crock Pot:
1. Remove the casing of the sausage, cook in a skillet lightly browning, chopping the sausage

2. Add the all the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on high of 5 hours.

3. When done, serve in bowl and top with sour cream or cheddar cheese or both.

For large pot/dutch oven:

1. Remove casings of the sausage and cook in a skillet, shredding, lightly browning.

2. In the Pot, add one tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion, cooking 1 to 2 minutes until translucent.

3. Add the green peppers and zucchini cook another 5 minutes or until tender.

4. Add to the pot the sausage, chili powder, Old Bay seasonings, black pepper, and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a bowl. Cover and turn heat to low, simmering for 20 minutes.

What is your favorite cold weather dish?


  1. This sounds delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!


  2. Ummm...sounds delicious, but is that a type-o in step 2 of the large pot/dutch oven version? I mean the "s" and "d" keys are awfully close together and all...(LOL)
    I love fall and winter because of all of the comfort foods. One of my all-time favorites is chicken pot pie (with real crust...not just canned biscuits on top!). I also love chili (traditional and white made with chicken breasts and white beans), stew, and chicken and dumplings. W-e-l-c-o-m-e, Fall!


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