Yield
7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

How to Make It

Combine diced onion and turkey sausage in a Dutch oven, and cook over medium-high heat until browned, stirring constantly. Stir in the water and remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Ratings & Reviews

Flavorful & Easy

Belanos
October 22, 2016
I have been making this recipe since it came out in 1998.  What a tasty chili for so  little work!  Nothing to chop except onions and garlic.  I do think that stewed tomatoes are necessary for flavor, but the tomato pieces in most brands of stewed tomatoes are too  big and need to broken up--easy to do with a big spoon after they are in the pot. 

Belanos's Review

ppppppp
January 24, 2015
Quick, easy, and good. I subbed diced tomatoes for the stewed and red kidney beans for the cannellini (had them on hand), and increased the crushed red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon. I also added a bell pepper for some extra vegetables, and the next time I make it, will probably add a second pepper or maybe another vegetable as well. It also made nice leftovers for taking to lunch.

sukeedog's Review

sukeedog
September 01, 2013
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GenipherO's Review

bafinaire
January 26, 2012
Yummy, yummy, yummy! Now my 'go to' for red chili (I have an EXCELLENT white chicken chili). Even my husband LOVES it. Quick and easy - and DELICIOUS!

carolfitz's Review

Notimetocook
April 17, 2010
Quick & easy. Subbed chicken broth for water, used fresh oregano & petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed. Served with blue and multigrain tortilla chips (also served a very different 2nd chili made the same day -- CL's black bean & chorizo). Very good.

bafinaire's Review

carolfitz
January 29, 2010
Excellent chili, only change I made was using crushed tomatoes instead of stewed. Very good and freezes well too.

JenMom's Review

JenMom
February 01, 2009
This was a great chili recipe. Instead of stewed tomatoes, I used diced and sauteed some other veggies I had on hand. Doubled the recipe and served it at a party. It was gone and everyone loved it. It's very easy and the sausage gives it a wonderful flavor.

Notimetocook's Review

GenipherO
December 09, 2008
Great recipe - next time I make it I will likely use crushed or diced tomatoes as the stewed tomatoes were too big for my tastes. Other than that it was really good, not too spicy - an easy make a head and re-heat meal!