Three-Alarm Chili

Jalapeno pepper, hot chili powder, and hot sausage are the trio that makes this zesty chili recipe a fiery meal.



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Ingredients
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    2  17  ounce packages 
    refrigerated cooked beef roast au jus
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    2  28  ounce cans 
    diced tomatoes, undrained
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    1   large 
    onion, chopped
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    1   medium 
    green sweet pepper, chopped
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    1   medium 
    red sweet pepper, chopped
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    fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and chopped
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    1   tablespoon 
    hot chili powder
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    ground cumin
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    bottled minced garlic
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    8   ounces 
    bulk hot Italian sausage
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    1/2 6  ounce bar 
    milk chocolate or dark chocolate, cut up
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    1   cup 
    frozen whole kernel corn
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    2  22 - 30  ounce cans 
    chili beans with chili gravy
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    Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
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    Corn chips (optional)

Directions
1.
Remove beef from packages and reserve drippings. Chop beef; cover and refrigerate until needed. In 6-quart Dutch oven, combine reserved drippings, tomatoes, onion, sweet peppers, jalapeno pepper, hot chili powder, cumin and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.
In medium skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain off fat.
3.
Add chocolate to tomato mixture, stirring until melted. Add chopped beef, sausage, corn, and chili beans. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
4.
If desired, top each serving with cheese and corn chips. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 370, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 58, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 36, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 8, sugar (g) 12, pro. (g) 25, sodium (mg) 913, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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