Italian Chili

Italian sausage, basil, and oregano season this slow cooker chili.



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Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   pound 
    lean ground beef
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    1/2  pound 
    bulk Italian sausage
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    1   cup 
    chopped onion
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    1   cup 
    chopped green sweet pepper
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    3   cloves 
    garlic, minced
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    1  28  ounce can 
    Italian-style tomatoes, cut up
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    1  15  ounce can 
    chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
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    1  15  ounce can 
    light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
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    1   cup 
    water
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    3   tablespoons 
    Worcestershire sauce
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    2 - 3   tablespoons 
    chili powder
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    2   teaspoons 
    dried basil, crushed
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    2   teaspoons 
    dried oregano, crushed
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    Hot cooked rice
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    Shredded cheddar cheese
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    Dairy sour cream

Directions
1.
In a large skillet, cook ground beef, sausage, onion, green pepper, and garlic until meat is brown and vegetables are tender; drain. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart electric crockery cooker, combine the meat mixture, undrained tomatoes, chickpeas, beans, water, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, basil, oregano, bottled hot pepper sauce (if desired), and salt.
2.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or cook on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over hot cooked rice. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 436, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 72, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 36, fiber (g) 10, pro. (g) 29, sodium (mg) 992, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Medium-Fat Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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