Gluten Free Living – 2014
Firehouse Sausage Chili is one marvelous chili recipe. This one uses sausage, corn, two colors of kidney beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, onions and garlic. I’ve never made a chili recipe with sausage before but it really adds nice zip to chili. In fact, I think this recipe would be great with ground venison, beef, turkey and most certainly, Italian sausage. I believe the original recipe actually called for Italian sausage, but I had a bunch of mild pork sausage frozen in my freezer that I needed to use up so that’s what I chose for this recipe instead.
I love Chili recipes. My old-time Chili Con Carne recipe is a favorite, but I also enjoy Pepperoni Pizza Chili which is really a delightful change of pace. As I was combing through Pinterest trying to find ways to use several cups of frozen cooked sausage I came across this recipe. I thought I would give it a try and I’m glad I did because this chili was wonderful. I’m sure it would taste even better with Italian sausage, but it was quite tasty with regular sausage, too.
One of the nice things about Firehouse Sausage Chili is it’s made in the slow cooker. Except for frying the sausage, everything is dumped into the crockpot and slow cooked until ready. Talk about convenience. A packet of chili seasoning and red pepper flakes provide needed heat and it can be served with tortilla strips, rice or alone garnished with cheese, sour cream, parsley and chives. It’s quick and easy and on top of that it’s gluten free for those suffering from gluten intolerance.
If you’re looking for a new chili recipe, I highly recommend trying out a batch of Firehouse Sausage Chili. It’s so delicious you may have a hard time sharing a bowl with your family! 🙂
Firehouse Sausage Chili is a wonderful crockpot recipe.
This close up shows all the tasty ingredients in Firehouse Sausage Chili.
Garnish this lovely chili with cheese and fresh parsley. Or, you can serve it over top of rice if you prefer.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Brown sausage, add to crockpot with corn, drained light red kidney beans and dark red kidney beans.
Add diced tomatoes with green chilies, onions, chili seasoning, salt, minced garlic, red pepper flakes and water.
Stir to combine.
Cook over low heat about 6 hours until done.
Garnish Firehouse Sausage Chili with cheese and parsley. Add sour cream and chives, if desired.
We enjoy eating Firehouse Sausage Chili with cornbread.
Here’s the recipe.
FIREHOUSE SAUSAGE CHILI
(Recipe adapted from DoughMesstic)
- 2 cups cooked Italian sausage (I used bulk pork sausage because I was trying to use it up)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 15.5-oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained
- 15.5-oz. can light red kidney beans, drained
- 15.5-oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 10-oz. cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, UNDRAINED
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic from a jar
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1.25-oz. pkg. McCormick Chili seasoning mix
- 2 cups water
- Place everything in a crockpot and stir to combine.
- Cook over low heat approximately 6 hours or until done.
- Serve over rice, or with tortilla chips.
You can also enjoy Firehouse Sausage Chili with tortilla strips, or chips and salsa.
Every bite of Firehouse Sausage Chili is so scrumptious.
Firehouse Sausage Chili is a great main dish for potlucks or family get-togethers.
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