I recently pinned a chili recipe from a favorite blog, It Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree. With a few modifications to Carolyn’s recipe for “Jane’s Chili,” I ended up with a slow cooker full of deliciousness! I’ve decided to call my version of this recipe Italian Sausage & Red Wine Chili. For the original “Jane’s Chili,” please link to Carolyn’s blog above. While there, check out her other recipes; they are all wonderful!
Because of the wine and Italian sausage, this recipe has a different taste from that of traditional chili. The wine taste is fairly prominent, which was one thing about the chili that my family wasn’t particularly fond of but which I thought added a nice kick.
This recipe is a good twist on tradition that I found really delicious. This recipe makes a HUGE amount (my 6-qt slow cooker was full) and is perfect for a party or small group. I served this with jalapeño palmetto cheese cornbread and a tossed salad, and it made for a fantastic meal.We ate it for lunch the next day, and I had almost a gallon left over to put in the freezer.
1 lb ground Italian Sausage
2 TB chili powder
3 TB brown sugar