Italian Chili

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

Italian Chili
SERVINGS
6 to 8
PREP TIME
20 mins
by 7  people
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dairy sour cream
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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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