makes 12 cups – 6 (2 cup) servings
Pinch kosher salt
1 pound 90% lean ground beef
1 pound hot Italian chicken sausage, casings removed
*1 package of link sausage cut into pieces (I added this too)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green peppers
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes
2 15-ounce cans chili beans (I prefer S&W) *(I didn't add beans to mine)
2 10-ounce cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Pecorino Romano, grated for serving
Garlic cheese croutons, for serving
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sprinkle salt. Add beef, sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook until meats are browned. Drain drippings.
In a large pot over medium high heat add browned meats, peppers and onion, cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes, chili beans, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin. Simmer for 1 hour. Add parsley, stir well to combine.
Serve with grated Pecorino Romano and croutons. *i didn't use croutons.