Easy Slow Cooker Chili (with Sausage)

~ Sharee


This is a classic chili recipe with a twist adding ground and smoked sausage for more flavor! 



– 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped – ½ white onion, chopped – 1 green pepper, chopped – 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried oregano. – 1 pound ground sausage – 1 twelve ounce pack smoked sausage links, sliced – One 16 ounce can of pinto beans (drained and rinsed) – One 16 ounce can of dark kidney beans (drained and rinsed) – One 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes – One 10 ounce can of rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies – One 15 ounce can of tomato sauce – 1 cup chicken broth – 3 tablespoons chili powder – 1 & ½ tablespoon cumin powder – ½ teaspoon black pepper – 1 teaspoon salt – additional salt to taste



Step 1

– Brown the ground meat in a large pan on medium high heat. Remove the browned meat from the pan with a slotted spoon and it to the slow cooker.

Step 2

– Add the sliced meat into the pan. Brown it on both sides and remove it from the pan using a slotted spoon and add it to the slow cooker.

– Place the jalapeno, garlic, onion, green pepper, oregano, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, oregano, chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt in the slow cooker. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined.

Step 3

– Cover with a lid. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

Step 4

– Once it finishes cooking, salt to taste as needed.

Step 5


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