Slow Cooked Chili with Smoked Sausage Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on February 1, 2009

in Frugal Cooking, Recipes, Soup Recipes

If you live near me, it has been FREEZING outside and snow is still on the ground. It just so happens that most of the items to make a delicious, hot bowl of chili are on sale this week! This is a wonderful recipe to double and freeze half to simply heat up for a quick meal on a busy day. Check out the recipe and deals below:
Slow Cooked Chili w/ Smoked Sausage
1 can drained chili beans (5/$4 at Marsh)
1 lb ground beef ($2.99/lbs @ Kroger)
8 oz thinly sliced smoked sausage (2/$5 @ Marsh)
1 chopped onion ($1.28/lbs @ Marsh)
1 chopped green bell pepper (5/$3 @ Kroger)
1 chopped red bell pepper (5/$3 @ Kroger)
1 can diced tomatoes (5/$5 @ Marsh)
1 minced clove garlic
1-2 diced jalapenos
2-3 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper
5 cups tomato juice ($1 @ Meijer Sunday OR Thursday)
1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack or mild Cheddar cheese (2/$4 @ Marsh)
Cook beef in skillet until brown. Combine all ingredients (except cheese) in crockpot and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Pour into bowls and add cheese to top before serving. Freeze the remainder for another day or put into your refrigerator for left-over night.
You can customize this meal by adding your own favorite vegetables, like mushrooms which are on sale at Kroger & Marsh this week! You may also add already cooked elbow macaroni before serving.
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