Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 package skinless smoked sausage cut into bite sized pieces
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 14.5 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chunky salsa
2 16 oz cans pinto or red beans, rinsed and drained
Garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro
1. Cook bell peppers in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray 2 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 more minute. Add tomatoes and salsa; simmer 8 minutes.
2. Stir sausage into chili along with beans. Simmer 6-8 minutes or until chili is slightly thickened.
3. Ladle into shallow bowls; garnish as desired