27 Jul | All

Sausage with Fire-Roasted Corn & Beef Chili

Make a filling lunch or dinner with this flavorful chili that features seasonal, grilled corn on top of our Hatch Chile & Cheddar Sausages. Or sub in your favorite flavor of Verde sausage.


Ingredients for chili:

  • 2 28-ounces cans of crushed tomatoes 
  • 3 ears of fresh corn, grilled, or 1 bag of frozen fire-roasted corn 
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3 small onions, diced
  • 2 peppers, chopped
  • 2 lbs. Verde 100% Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Cooking oil


Ingredients for grilled sausage and onions:


For serving: 

  • Hotdog buns of choice
  • Grated cheese of choice
  • Lime wedges
  • Guacamole or sliced avocado (optional)


Directions for the chili: 

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook diced onions, and peppers in oil. Stir until soft.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir.
  • In a separate pan, break up the ground beef and cook until it is brown. 
  • Add ground beef to the chili pot along with the paprika, chipotle powder, and garlic powder. Season the chili with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
  • Let your chili simmer on low heat for at least 30 minutes. The longer it cooks, the more flavorful it will be.
  • When the chili is nearly done, add the corn from the cobs or the fire-roasted corn, whichever you are using. (See note below on grilling corn.)
  • Taste and add more seasonings if needed.  


Directions for the sausage, onions, and assembly:

  • Preheat your grill for five minutes.
  • Grill beef sausages for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway until browned on both sides.
  • If you’re using grilled corn for your chili, shuck, and place directly on the grill grates. Turn several times until it is cooked and lightly charred, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Place red onion slices directly on the grill grates. Grill onions for 5-7 per side until softened and charred.
  • Serve beef sausage on a hot dog bun topped with chili, grilled onions, cilantro, lime, guacamole, and cheese.