Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Pizza and chili go together like dudes and football in this must-try man food that delivers before halftime.


3 quarts (12 servings)


2 pounds ground beef
1 pound hot Italian sausage links
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 (16 ounce) can hot chili beans, undrained
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (12 ounce) can pizza sauce
1 (8 ounce) package sliced pepperoni, halved
1 cup water
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in the salsa, beans, pizza sauce, pepperoni, water, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle servings with cheese.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 cup chili with 1/4 cup cheese): Calories 464, Fat 28 g (Saturated Fat 11 g), Cholesterol 94 mg, Sodium 1,240 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 33 g.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Jennifer Gelormino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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