We we had a chili cook-off at work this week
and I knew I had to enter my brother, Larry’s chili recipe!
It is my absolute favorite of all time! He adds whole black olives to his..
I just didn’t include them in this recipe 🙂
My brother begins this deliciousness by frying 6-8 pieces of bacon and then sets the bacon aside for later…
I didn’t have bacon but I do save my bacon grease …like me the good southern girl I am!
You will need to begin with the bacon grease from the bacon and add your garlic and onions…
Saute’ them for 5-6 minutes or so and set the skillet aside…
In another skillet, Saute’ the Italian Sausage until done…
Add the broken up sausage with andouille…
We use this sausage…there’s 4 in the package and I use 2
but you can use them all if you’d like…:))
add the onion and garlic mixture to the meat…
pour in the rotel…black beans…crumbled bacon…mushrooms…
then the chili-o seasoning packets…
stir until combined well and then use the rotel can to add 2 cans of water…
Simmer covered on low about sn hour or cook on low all day in your crock pot and enjoy!
oh… And do you know they still haven’t announced the winner of the cook-off
at work yet… But I’m ready…
Larry’s Award Winning Southwest Chili Recipe
- 6–8 slices bacon, fried and drippings reserved
- 1 onion, diced
- 3–4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cans Rotel, mild or hot, depending on your taste
- 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- I can sliced mushrooms not drained
- 1 lb ground Italian sausage
- 1/2 lb andouille sausage
- 2 pkgs Chili-O Seasoning with Onions
Fry bacon and set aside.
In the bacon drippings, add the onions and garlic. Saute’ 5-6 minutes and set aside.
In a large skillet cook the Italian sausage until no longer pink.
Take the andouille sausage out of the casing and add to the skillet. Break up and cook along with the other sausage.
Add the onion and garlic mixture to the sausage and combine.
Pour in the Rotel, black beans, mushrooms and the crumbled bacon. Add the 2 pkgs Chili-O and 2 Rotel cans of water.
Stir well until all combined. You can cover and simmer on the stove top for an hour and enjoy or place in your crock pot and cook on low all day.