Black Bean and Kielbasa Chili

Pretty quick to prep. Delicious chili.

Yield: 5 servings
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  • 2 tablespoon(s) (or more) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) turkey kielbasa, quartered lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-in piece
  • 2 cup(s) chopped onions
  • 1 red bell pepper coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper coarsely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 (15-ounce) cans black beans drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3 tablespoon(s) chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) red wine vinegar
  • 3 small bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • sour cream
  • chopped green onions


  1. 1. Heat olive oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa; sauté until beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer kielbasa to bowl. If necessary, add enough oil to pot to measure 2 tablespoons (or discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings).

  2. 2. Add onions, both bell peppers, and garlic. Sauté until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add beans, broth, tomatoes with juice, chili powder, sugar, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, and cumin.

  3. 3. Bring chili to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Return kielbasa to pot. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, until chili is thick, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

  4. 4. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly; cover and chill. Rewarm before serving.).
  6. 5. Ladle chili into bowls. Top with sour cream and green onions if desired.
January 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by mandofan and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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