This flavorful chili comes together quickly, so it makes a perfect weeknight meal. It's adaptable too; try swapping ground turkey or chicken for the beef or substitute chorizo for the Italian sausage.


  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 4 tsp. Roasted Granulated Garlic
  • 6 Tbsp. Tomato Powder
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • 4 Tbsp. Black Canyon Chili Powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Dried Parsley
  • 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1-15.5 oz. can each white kidney, red kidney and black beans
  • 1-14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups (or more) water
  • several dashes of hot sauce, optional


This recipe will work with any of your favorite chili blends. We like it with Homestead Seasoning, Lodo Red Adobo or Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning. Depending on the heat level of the blend you use, try adding 1 to 2 Tbsp. Hot Chili Powder for an additional kick.


In a large Dutch oven or similar pot, cook ground beef and sausage over medium-high heat until meat starts to brown. Add onions and garlic and saute until meat is cooked through. In a small bowl, combine tomato powder and 6 Tbsp. water to make a paste. Add paste to meat mixture, then stir in Black Canyon and parsley flakes. Cook for 2 min., stirring, until seasoning is thoroughly mixed in. Add bell peppers, beans, tomatoes and water and bring mixture to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Add hot sauce or additional chili powder if using. Reduce to low, cover and cook for 30 min., stirring occasionally. Add additional water as necessary to keep chili from sticking to bottom of pot, but this should be a thick chili.

Serving Suggestions

Serve topped with sour cream, chopped red onions and fresh chives or parsley.


8 servings

Thanks To

Adapted from a chili cook-off winning recipe from Savory Spice customer Sara Starnes in Portland, OR

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Garlic, Dehydrated: Roasted Granulated 1 oz bag $2.25
Tomato Powder 4 floz bottle $7.15
Black Canyon Chili Powder 2 oz bag $3.80
Parsley 2 oz bag $6.90
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5 stars 3/14/16 gpurdy897
I love the RTGs, there's nothing like having all of your spices pre-measured like a TV chef. This chili lasted nearly a week in the house, and the flavour only gets better with every passing day. We did sub fire-roasted tomatoes, but that is just our standard for chili! Thanks for another home-run dish!
Test Kitchen Response: We're glad you like the Recipe to Go (RTG) concept. It's such a fun way to explore spices in a recipe without committing to a whole jar of product. Glad you enjoyed the chili!
5 stars 12/8/14 pmw
I bought all the herbs/spices all together in a kit and just made it up today. It is so very good!! Didn't have the sausage so subbed with ground turkey and it turned out flavorful and thick and rich. Only made half the recipe so I'll have another batch for later on. Also used a milder chili powder for hubby but added the medium chili to my bowl.. Would love to buy more kits to send to my friends and family.
Test Kitchen Response: Thanks for taking time to review the Black Canyon Beef & Sausage Chili recipe! The Recipe to Go kits available at our stores make great grab-and-go dinner ideas or gifts. By the way, this chili freezes well if you ever make the full batch but don't plan to eat it right away.