Smoked sausage and beer chili

Smoked Sausage and Beer Chili Recipe

This chili recipe uses smoked sausage instead of the traditional ground beef base.


1 Tbsp oil

1 ½ Cup diced onion

1 ½ Cup diced celery

1 ½ Cup diced red pepper

2 Pounds smoked sausage, sliced into ½ in slices (see recipe for Smoking Store-bought Sausage)

2 Garlic cloves - minced

One 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

2 Cans kidney beans - rinsed and drained

1 Can black beans - rinsed and drained

1 Bottle beer

3 Tbsp tomato paste

3 Tbsp chilli powder

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tsp salt

½ Tsp cayenne pepper


Heat oil on medium heat, in a Dutch oven or large pot.

Add onion, celery, pepper and garlic to the Dutch oven and fry, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender.

Add sliced smoked sausage and cook stirring often for about 5-7 minutes.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

Lower heat, stir and cover with a lid.

Let the chill simmer for 90 minutes.

Serve hot.