Smoky Sausage and Bean Chili: Set your crock pot to low and let this chili cook all day long. It’s a bean chili recipe that’s chocked full of smoky sausage and chipotle peppers that will pack just the spicy punch you want in the middle of winter!
Do you have a favorite chili recipe? A go-to, never-fail, makes-everyone-happy chili? For me, it’s this black bean and beef chili. It used to be this turkey version, until I made that black bean and beef version.
Though, for the crock pot, this classic beef chili recipe is where it’s at!
If you can’t tell, a hot, steamy bowl of chili covered in my favorite toppings makes me really happy. Seven. So why another one now?
Well, it’s October, the start of chili season!! As soon as those temperatures drop back into the 60s during the day, I’m craving chili like nobody’s business.
And I felt like I needed another crock pot chili recipe in my life. I mean, how could I possibly resist a crock pot chili recipe that’s got beans and smoky sausage??
So as you can imagine, this smoky sausage and bean chili really hit all the marks. It’s another crock pot recipe, which means that I can swing the minimal prep time in the morning before work and then not feel like I have to rush home at night to cook dinner because this chili simmers away for up to 11 hours.
It’s chocked full of tender navy beans, smoky andouille sausage, and one of my favorite sausage varieties – kielbasa. Obviously, there’s a lot going on in this sausage chili, especially with a fair amount of spices and chipotle pepper added, but the result is a moderately spicy, completely addicting, warm and comforting bowl of chili.
We’re talking about a slow cooker chili that’s juuuust right. All of the flavors are well balanced and it’s a meal that’s FULL of protein and fiber so it keeps us full for longer too!
It’s an awesome way to welcome chili season – my favorite season.
adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution by America's Test Kitchen As a member of the Amazon Associate affiliate program, I earn a small percentage from your qualifying Amazon purchases when you click the Amazon links on this page. I'm not informed of who purchases what, just of what products are purchased.
adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution by America's Test Kitchen