Saturday, February 8, 2014

Slow Cooker Italian Chili from Apron Strings

If Chili moved to Italy it would become this bowl of steamy Slow Cooker Italian Chili.

Slow Cooker Italian Chili from Apron Strings featured on
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For quite a few years now I've been infatuated with Italian Sausage, in particular the delicious turkey or chicken Italian sausages that have become so readily available the last few years.  So it's no surprise that when I saw this recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Chili from Apron Strings, the recipe just called out to me.  I love the combination of flavors here from my friend Donna, who always cooks such interesting things, and if you start this after lunch you can be eating Italian chili for dinner! 

Ingredients for this recipe:
  • Sweet Italian sausage (chicken or turkey)
  • shallot
  • minced garlic
  • tomato paste
  • red wine
  • diced tomatoes
  • vegetable stock
  • dried Italian herbs
  • Parmesan rind
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • canned red kidney beans
  • canned cannellini beans
  • balsamic vinegar
  • grated Parmesan and fresh parsley to garnish (optional) 

Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Chili from Apron Strings.

More Ideas with Sausage in the Slow Cooker:
Cassoulet in the Slow Cooker from Dinner du Jour
Kielbasa and White Bean Stew with Tomatoes and Spinach from Kalyn's Kitchen
Pizza Potatoes from Kayotic Kitchen 
Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice from Kalyn's Kitchen
Overnight Breakfast Potatoes with Sausage from A Year of Slow Cooking 
Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans, and Sausage from The Kitchn
Italian Sloppy Joes from Skinnytaste
Sausage, Beans, and Greens from Kalyn's Kitchen 
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup with Preserved Lemons and Garlic Sausage from The Perfect Pantry
Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Chicken-Garlic Sausage, and Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen


  1. Oh yes, must give this one a try! I love the adaptation of traditional chili ingredients to the Italian flavors.


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