PopPop’s Chili

PopPop’s Chili


2 Lbs. dried black beans

3 Lbs. ground beef

2 Lbs. lean sweet sausage

1 stick butter for sautéing

8 medium onions

8 pimento style peppers

2 quarts spaghetti sauce

4 14.5 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes

2 tbsp. granulated garlic

1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning

1 tbsp. dried oregano

½ tbsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried marjoram



  1. Soak beans overnight and then cook until tender. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

2 Sauté onions & peppers with garlic, Old Bay, oregano, basil, and marjoram until well caramelized.

  1. Sauté ground beef until browned then drain fat.
  2. Sauté lean sweet sausage until browned and deglaze sauté pan with spaghetti sauce.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large kettle, cook on low heat, and stir occasionally until it is simmering & well heated.
  4. Serve with diced sweet onions and grated sharp cheddar cheese.