Meaty Mushroom Chili

Like all good chili, this has no beans.  It features sliced mushrooms, though. I often use pre-sliced because I’m lazy, but generally, slicing your own is cheaper and has better flavor.  My daughter doesn’t like capsaicin so we tend toward sweet Italian sausage but any kind works.  I buy it in bulk, not in casings, but if yours is in links, remove the casings before browning.

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Meaty Mushroom Chili

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (hot/mild/sweet, your preference)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 c chopped onion
  • 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 46-oz can vegetable cocktail juice such as V-8
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • sour cream for garnish
Method
  1. Cook sausage beef and onion until meat is brown.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Add everything except sour cream
  4. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour.
  5. Garnish with sour cream

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