Award Winning Chili Recipe

Here is my Award Winning Chili Recipe, Lettiann's Chili, from Tastebud Magazine, March 2008.  Best Overall Chili winner.  Enjoy!

Lettiann's Award-winning Chili

Make a batch and invite some friends over.


1 pound ground turkey breast

1 pound Italian sausage, loose

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 - 28ox. can crushed Italian tomatoes

1 - 15oz. can tomato sauce

1 - 6oz. can tomato paste

3 - 15oz. cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup water

1 jar Heinz chili sauce

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbsp. sugar


Brown turkey and sausage. Add chopped onion, green pepper and garlic. Saute over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 3-5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Stir to incorporate. Add spices and add chili sauce. Cook over low heat, covered, about 2 hours. Stir occasionally. Drain and rinse kidney beans. Add beans and sugar to chili. Enjoy.

Makes a big batch. Leftovers? Freeze 'em.

Serves 8-10.