Easy Chili for a Cold Day

Easy Chili for a Cold Day

By Jessica Knowlton

This is an easy and delicious recipe for a cold day. You can use ground beef or half ground beef and half sausage. The sausage gives it a little more flavor. I love serving it with cornbread muffins or French bread slices. It’s a hit with my family. My two year old even eats it!






Quick and Easy Chili


  • 1 28 oz. can of pork and beans
  • 1 15 oz. can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-oz. cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef OR 1/2 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean Italian sausage
  • 1/2 to 1 whole onion (depending on how much you like onions)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  • Combine pork and beans, kidney beans, and tomato sauce in medium saucepan and simmer.
  • Brown hamburger, onion, and garlic. Drain.
  • Add sugar, chili powder, and cumin to the meat.
  • Add meat mixture to the bean mixture, and mix well.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top when serving (optional).
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October 2, 2017  |  Amish, Cooking

1 Comment

  1. Mmm – looks delicious. I make mine pretty similar except I use low/no sodium products and I’ve never tried using pork and beans – usually kidney or chili beans. If I can find no/low sodium pork and beans I will give it a try next time and I had not thought of using half sausage – good idea. I always use cumin in my chili and tacos, it’s a favorite flavor of our family. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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