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Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

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Dave Koch


1 pkg Italian Sausage links
1 cup onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large sweet red pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbs garlic minced
3 tbs oilve oil
1 large yellow pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 ( 14-1/2 oz) cans Italian recipe stewed tomatoes
1 (16 oz) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz ) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
3/4 cup black olives, sliced optional
1/4 cup cream sherry, optional
1 tbs 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 soup kettle, saute onions, celery, sweet pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Add sausage and remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until flavors are blended.

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Always better the second day.




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