Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Firehouse Sausage Chili

October 14, 2014Teresa

Firehouse Sausage Chili is one marvelous chili recipe. This one uses Italian sausage, corn, two colors of kidney beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, onions and garlic. I’ve never made a chili recipe with Italian 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 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.

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. It’s so quick and easy. 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.

This recipe is NOT gluten free since the chili seasoning packet has wheat. But if you can find a homemade chili seasoning mix online or use my Homemade Taco Seasoning instead, this recipe can be made gluten free as well.

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! 🙂

When I initially posted this recipe in October 2014, I made the recipe with regular bulk pork sausage. I remade the recipe (October 2017), for our weekly Friday night care group dinner. This time I used Italian pork sausage. It is really good either way, although I have a preference for Italian sausage, personally. I served it with Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Oh my, what a delight! I hope you enjoy these easy crockpot meal.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Firehouse Sausage Chili is a wonderful crockpot recipe.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Firehouse Sausage Chili is great served with tortilla strips or chips.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Garnish this lovely chili with cheese and fresh parsley. Or, you can serve it over top of rice if you prefer. It’s delightful served with Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Here’s what I did.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

I used these ingredients. The mason jar contains pink Himalayan sea salt.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Brown Italian sausage. Drain.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Add Italian sausage to crockpot.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Add corn, drained light red kidney beans and dark red kidney beans, tomatoes with diced green chilies, onions and garlic.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Add chili seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. You can also substitute a homemade chili seasoning if you want the recipe to be gluten free.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Add beef broth.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Stir to combine. 

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Cook over low heat about 6 hours until done.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Here’s a ladle full of the chili.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Garnish Firehouse Sausage Chili with cheese and parsley. Add sour cream and chives, or even fresh jalapeno slices, if desired.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

We enjoy eating Firehouse Sausage Chili with cornbread or Cheddar Bay biscuits.

Here’s the recipe.

FIREHOUSE SAUSAGE CHILI

(Recipe adapted from DoughMesstic)

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This delicious chili recipe is made with sausage, both light red and dark red kidney beans, corn, diced tomatoes and green chilies. It's bursting with flavor and great for cool winter nights.
Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat. Drain.
  2. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
  3. Place everything in a crockpot and stir to combine.
  4. Cook over low heat approximately 6 hours or until done (or on high heat for a couple of hours).
  5. Garnish with cheese, parsley, sour cream, chives or fresh jalapeno slices, as desired.
  6. Serve over rice, or with tortilla chips, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE:Homemade Taco Seasoning If you wish to make this recipe gluten free you can use my Mix or find a Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix online. The chili seasoning packet for this recipe does contain wheat/gluten.

Recipe adapted from Dough Messtic.
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[b]Firehouse Sausage Chili[/b]
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://doughmesstic.com/2013/02/25/firehouse-sausage-chili/” target=”_blank” title=”firehouse sausage chili”]DoughMesstic[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
This delicious chili recipe is made with sausage, both light red and dark red kidney beans, corn, diced tomatoes and green chilies. It’s bursting with flavor and great for cool winter nights. Firehouse Sausage Chili is gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place everything in a crockpot and stir to combine.
  2. Cook over low heat approximately 6 hours or until done.
  3. Serve over rice, or with tortilla chips.
Notes
While I used regular bulk pork sausage in this chili because I was trying to use up an abundance, the original recipe calls for Italian sausage. I believe that Italian Sausage would be an even greater choice for this chili recipe.
Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

You can also enjoy Firehouse Sausage Chili with tortilla strips, or chips and salsa. It’s a great stick-to-the-ribs meal.

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Every bite of Firehouse Sausage Chili is so scrumptious. It’s great for cool fall or winter nights. Plus, it’s so easy to make since it’s made in the slow cooker!

Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.

Firehouse Sausage Chili is a great main dish for potlucks or family get-togethers.

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Print Recipe
Firehouse Sausage Chili BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delicious chili recipe is made with sausage, both light red and dark red kidney beans, corn, diced tomatoes and green chilies. It's bursting with flavor and great for cool winter nights.
Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Firehouse Sausage Chili | This fantastic #chili uses #Italian #sausage, 2 kinds of #beans and a #chili seasoning packet to amp up the flavors. It's made in the #crockpot so it's incredibly easy.
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat. Drain.
  2. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
  3. Place everything in a crockpot and stir to combine.
  4. Cook over low heat approximately 6 hours or until done (or on high heat for a couple of hours).
  5. Garnish with cheese, parsley, sour cream, chives or fresh jalapeno slices, as desired.
  6. Serve over rice, or with tortilla chips, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE:Homemade Taco Seasoning If you wish to make this recipe gluten free you can use my Mix or find a Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix online. The chili seasoning packet for this recipe does contain wheat/gluten.

Recipe adapted from Dough Messtic.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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