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Our Black Bean Sausage Chili with feta cornbread croutons will fill tame even the fiercest hunger! Onions, chilies, fire-roasted tomatoes, and black beans all simmered with our flavorful sausage and topped with delicious cornbread croutons. 

Black Bean Sausage Chili


  1. Chili: Brown Swaggerty's Farm sausage in a large stock pot. Halfway through browning add in chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  2. Chili: Stir in green chillies, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cocoa-chili powder, garlic powder, chicken broth, and black beans.
  3. Chili: Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes. You can make ahead of time and reheat when ready to serve.
  4. Croutons: Preheat oven to 350˚F degrees.
  5. Croutons: Cut cornbread into cubes and spread out on a baking pan.
  6. Croutons: Drizzle cubes with melted butter and sprinkle crumbled Feta over all.
  7. Croutons: Bake until golden brown and crispy.


This chili can be made in bulk by doubling the recipe and freezing for quick meals on cold winter nights.
Adding a bit of cocoa to chili recipes really rounds out the flavors. If you cannot find the cocoa-chili spice blend, then make your own: ½ cup chili powder + ½ cup cocoa powder. Store in an airtight jar. This spice blend is fantastic in chilies, taco mixes, mixed with ground beef or ground turkey for burgers or meatloaf.
6 - 8
15 min
prep time
15 min
cook time


Ingredients for Chili:
1 lb Swaggerty's Farm roll sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 small can green chilies
2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes (14.5 oz or one 28 oz)
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground cocoa/chili spice (Spice Islands® makes this, if you cannot find then mix)
½ tbsp chili powder and cocoa to make your own)
a dash of garlic powder
2 cups chicken broth
1 large can or two small cans of black beans, rinsed, and drained
Ingredients for Croutons:
1 pan of premade cornbread, store bought or homemade
⅓ cup melted butter
2 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
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Pairs well with:
Simple salad
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