Family Chili Difficulty: Beginner  |  Prep Time: 4 Hours  |  Serves 8

  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 3 16oz cans of S&W Kidney Beans
  • 2 16oz cans of S&W Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 12oz can of Rotel Original
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 3 tablespoons Corn Starch

In a large pot over medium heat, add your Italian sausage and begin browning. While the meat browns, chop the onion and garlic. Once chopped, add the onion, garlic to the meat. Next, season the meat with the salt, oregano, black pepper and white pepper. Drain the cans of beans and add them to your now browned and seasoned meat mixture. Open the cans of tomatoes and, without draining, add them to the pot. Next, drain the can of Rotel Original and add it to the pot. Finally, add the paprika and chili powder, stirring well. Let the chili simmer for a two hour minimum, 3-4 hours is optimal simmer time. Use the corn starch as necessary to thicken the chili toward the end of simmering. You might use a little less than three tablespoons, or even a little more if you want thick chili. Garnish with your favorite toppings.

*Pro Tip: You can use flour to thicken the chili as well, but using corn starch gives you a gluten-free final product.

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