Thursday, January 15, 2009

Italian Chili

Italian Chili


  • 1 package Italian sausage links (about 19 ozs)
  • 1 cup chopped leeks
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 each large sweet red, yellow, green pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 cans (14 1/2 oz) Italian recipe stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (16 oz) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 oz) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 T chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Directions:

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

    Sprinkle chili with grated Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese.

    1 comment:

    Suzanne said...

    Hi Lea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Welcome to my little work in progress... I read this recipe- it looks amazing! I love good hearty recipes for this cold time of year.
    ~Suzanne over @
    Sugarloaf Cottage