This all-American chili recipe is perfect for an outdoor cookout but can also be made on the stove for a comfort classic on a cold day.To cut down on saturated fat, this recipe uses turkey sausage and ground sirloin instead of ground chuck. The red wine adds a rich flavor, plus plenty of heart-healthy antioxidants. Make a large batch and reheat for tasty leftovers (it actually tastes better the next day!).

Julianna Grimes


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.

  • Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

  • Note: Like most chilis, this version tastes even better the next day.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 28.5g; fiber 6.5g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 5.1mg; sodium 460mg; calcium 169mg.