Ilka the Destroyer's Chili

Be the first to
rate this recipe!
member ratings
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 633.5
  • Total Fat: 47.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,783.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 29.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Ilka the Destroyer's Chili calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:


My mom's recipe for a mild (not spicy), but full-of-flavour chunky chili! My mom's recipe for a mild (not spicy), but full-of-flavour chunky chili!
Number of Servings: 15


    1/4 cup Olive Oil
    1/2 lb. Yellow Onions, chopped
    1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage, removed from casings
    4 lb. Ground Beef, 80/20
    3/4 tbsp Black Pepper, ground
    1 can (12oz) Tomato Paste
    1 1/2 tbsp Minced Garlic
    3 tbsp Cumin Seed, ground
    4 tbsp Chili Powder
    1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
    2 tbsp Salt
    2 tbsp Basil, dried
    2 tbsp Oregano, dried
    3 lb. (about 2.5 cans) Italian Plum Tomato, canned (drained)
    1/4 cup Burgundy Wine
    1/8 cup Lemon Juice
    1/4 cup Dill, dried
    1/4 cup Parsley, dried
    1 1/2 can (16oz ea.) Dark Red Kidney Beans (drained)
    2 cans (5.5oz ea.) Black Olives, drained


1) Heat olive oil in a very large soup kettle. Add onions and cook over low heat, covered, until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes.

2) Crumble the sausage meat and ground beef into the kettle and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until meats are well browned. spoon out as much excess fat as possible.

3) Over low heat stir in black pepper, tomato paste, garlic, cumin seed, chili powder, mustard, salt, basil, and oregano.

4) Add drained tomatoes, burgundy, lemon juice, dill, parsley, and drained kidney beans. Stir well and simmer, uncovered, for another 15 minutes.

5) Taste and correct seasoning, Add olives, simmer for another 5 minutes to heat through and serve immediately.

Serving Size: Serves 15.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VAHOMEBREW81.

Rate This Recipe

Close email sign up
Our best recipes, delivered Join the millions of people already subscribed Get daily, hand-picked and delicious recipes in your inbox each day. We will never sell, rent or redistribute your email address.

Magic Link Sent!

A magic link was sent to Click on that link to login. The link is only good for 24 hours.