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Blue Ribbon Chili with Ground Beef, Sausage, and Beans

This Blue Ribbon Chili with Ground Beef, Sausage, and Beans has won me two first-place trophies in cookoffs; in other words, it's legit.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword award winning chili, blue ribbon chili, chili with beans and ground beef, chili with sausage
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 261 kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 lb pork sausage hot or mild
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can kidney beans dark red
  • 1 can kidney beans light red
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cans tomatoes diced in juice
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Tony Chachere's Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons juice from jarred jalapeños
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • hot sauce to taste I like Crystal Extra Hot
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown pork and beef over medium high heat.
    Ingredients for Chili
  2. When meat is no longer pink, add chili powder, cumin, and seasoning.
  3. Stir until spices are browned and fragrant and then add onion, garlic, and peppers.

  4. Stir until peppers and onions are soft.
  5. Add undrained beans and tomatoes.
  6. Season with hot sauce, jalapeno juice, and salt and pepper and let simmer for an hour to two hours until flavors are thoroughly combined.

  7. Serve with cornbread, shredded cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeños, sour cream, avocado, and/or chopped green onions, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Blue Ribbon Chili with Ground Beef, Sausage, and Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1024IU20%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.