Bean and Sausage Chili

This Bean and Sausage Chili recipe can be made in under 30 minutes! Hearty, full of flavor, and filled with tomatoes, smoked sausage, garlic, and beans. A simple chili recipe that serves 2.

A bowl of bean and sausage chili with a small bowl of tortilla chips and a small bowl of shredded cheese in the background

If you’re looking for an easy to make, hearty, flavor-filled meal that can be ready in under 30 minutes, this chili recipe is for you. It’s a Bean and Sausage Chili recipe that serves two people.

I almost always have a package of smoked sausage in my refrigerator. When I find I’m in a rush and need to make something quick for dinner, cooked sausage comes to the rescue each and every time. There are so many meals that can be made with smoked sausage.

Have you tried this Broccolini and Smoked Sausage recipe? Or what about Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya For One? Both are easy to make and made with cooked smoked sausage.

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One pot and just a few ingredients are all you need to make this hearty chili. For this particular chili recipe, I chose to use red beans and chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans. To make this an easy recipe, I used canned beans that I rinsed off in cool water and drained.

Canned beans are another staple that I keep in my pantry. Beans are a great source of protein, they’re inexpensive and can be easily incorporated into a variety of different meals.

A bowl of bean and sausage chili with a small bowl of tortilla chips and a small bowl of shredded cheese in the background

You can substitute other beans for the beans called for in this recipe. You can even eliminate the sausage altogether if you’d like to make a vegetarian chili. Either way, the base of the chile recipe will stay the same.

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A bowl of bean and sausage chili with a small bowl of tortilla chips and a small bowl of shredded cheese in the background

This easy one pot meal comes together quickly. The recipe yields just the right amount if you’re cooking for just one or two people. If you’re cooking for one, the leftovers will taste absolutely fantastic the next day.

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Bean and Sausage Chili Recipe

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13 thoughts on “Bean and Sausage Chili”

  1. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    I love the idea of smoked sausage chili! And good idea to have it always in the fridge. I need to do that so there is no excuse for cereal for dinner!

  2. Michelle@Healthiersteps

    Great idea, sometimes, you only want to cook enough for one! Nothing like a warm bowl of chilly in this cold winter,.

  3. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    This looks hearty and delicious and quite frankly something I’d just love and want to eat over and over again.

  4. Joanie,
    This chili looks amazing! After years of never making chili (it was just too hot while we lived in Hawaii and I got out of the habit) I’ve been making a pot about every month during the winter. The whole family loves it and the leftovers are wonderful.
    I have never used smoked sausage in mine, though–great idea!
    Thanks!

  5. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I love having smoked sausage on hand too. It makes it so easy to come up with dinner in a hurry! This chili needs to make an appearance at our house soon. I love how hearty it looks!

  6. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads

    Love all the flavors you used in this soup, and that it’s enough for one person!! Great recipe!

  7. Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen

    This looks so yummy and hearty- great idea to use sausage in a chili! Also love that it is all in one pot -perfect.

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