Sometimes you just need a chunky, hearty, soul warming chili! Yes, good old-fashioned regular chili that I make a lot in the Fall and Winter is delicious, but this chunky smoked turkey sausage chili is so full of flavor and chunkiness, that I often eat mine with a thick, salty tortilla chip. This is another crock pot recipe sure to make any chilly Fall Day even better! 

It’s so very easy, just sauté up the veggies and lightly brown the sausage and ya dump it all in. One thing I really like about this is it is basically just a heat it all up so it doesn’t need to cook all day. In Fact, if you’re in a pinch, you could mix it all in a stock pot, heat through and be good to go. I like it to simmer just a bit in the crock so those delicious chili flavors blend together perfectly. 

What you'll need

Kielbasa Chunky Sausage Chili 
 regular size package skinless Smoked Turkey sausage, cut into coins, then halved
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 (14.5) oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14.5) oz cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chunky salsa (I like Pace)
1 (15-16) oz chili or pinto beans, rinsed and drained (I use Brooks Chili Beans)
Garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro  

Cook bell pepper and onion in olive oil in a large saucepan until onions are translucent. Pour into crockpot. In same skillet add sausage and cook until slightly browned. Transfer to crock pot. Stir in chili powder, beans, tomatoes and salsa. Cook on high one hour or low for four hours. Garnish as desired.

Just threw it in the crock



  1. This looks so delicious and cozy for fall. I just bought some chicken sausage, so I will have to make some. I love meals that you can make in one pot and then simmer til dinner time. I hope you'll come link this up for our fall recipe swap tomorrow! :)

  2. Yum! Makes me wanna cozy up with a bowl of chili by a bonfire on a cool, crisp night! Looks delicious my friend!

  3. This looks so yummy! I love one pot meals. Perfect for fall!

  4. Yum! It is definitely Chili weather here!

  5. I love chili because it is pretty easy to make, and you can eat off of it for more than one meal. And you know, it is delicious! I haven't made any with sausage before. Might have to try this out for a change up!! Normally we do ground turkey, beef or chicken.

  6. I've never used smoked sausage in a chili, but that looks delicious! Now I am ready to watch some football!

  7. This looks soooo good! We make chili using ground turkey! It is delicious. Oh now I want some.

  8. I have never made a dish like this but I love everything you used so I know it would be good! Perfect dish for the weather we've been having!

  9. That looks like the perfect fall meal! I like cooking things all day in the crockpot but it's also nice when you don't have to and it comes together quickly! We do a chili cook off every year and I know this one would be a hit!

  10. My kind of food :)

  11. Chili weather is here and this looks delicious! I love that this is both quick and easy!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. That looks delicious. Perfect for this time of year. It has FINALLY cooled off here in Hotlanta.

  13. I just put chili in my crockpot! I have never seen chili this chunky - I like it! I also love that you switched up the meat. We normally do vegetarian but now I'm thinking I need to slice up some kielbasa! xo

  14. I never thought about sausage in chili but this looks delicious and hearty! Ours friends made some pumpkin chili over the weekend and I just love how there are so many yummy options. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  15. Oh, gosh. This looks so yummy!

  16. Gosh this looks so good! I love that type of sausage - never thought about adding it to chili, though! Yum!

  17. I refuse to make chili in anything but the crockpot! I love the way it simmers all day long and makes the house smell so good. This recipe looks delicious! I love to try different chili versions!

  18. Yum yum yum in my tum! This looks so yummy and I bet it is just a bowl of comfort!

  19. Oh man I love soup and chili! I could eat it every single day during the winter! I sure wish my family would eat it!

  20. I have not made chili w sausage yet but I totally want to try thos recipe. It looks so Good.


  21. Oh, YUM! I have never made a chili like this before, with big chunks of sausage in it. But, I know it'd be a huge hit at our house if I did! :) I love that SOUP bowl. :)


  22. Is there anything more fall than a good pot of chili?! This is a fun alternative to the usual.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  23. YUM! I love that this is a different twist on typical chili!!

  24. This looks like the perfect fall dish to serve for lunch or dinner!
    Thanks for the recipe to make the chili.
    Enjoy the week

  25. I have never tried sausage in my chili, now I need to :) YUM!

  26. This will be a delicious bowl of chili! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


Thank you for taking the time to Browse my Blog. Your comments mean the world to me and I treasure each and every one!! If you are a non-reply blogger I won’t be able to respond via email. Kindness and Love, xo