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Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

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Added: Thursday, January 15, 2009


1 pkg. (19.76 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Links, any flavor
1 cup chopped onion
3 celery ribs, cut into ½-in. pieces
1 each large sweet red, yellow and green pepper, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) Italian recipe stewed tomatoes
1 can (16 oz.) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
3/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup cream sherry, optional
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1-1/2 tsp. baking cocoa
1/2 to 1 tsp. pepper

Grill Italian sausage according to package directions; cut into half moon slices and set aside. In a soup kettle, sauté the onion, celery, sweet peppers and garlic in oil until tender. Add sausage and the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until flavors are blended.

* Sprinkle chili with grated Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese

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