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