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{Leftover} Chili Sausages
with leftover chili / chili-spiced green beans

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

We couldn't resist taking this ballpark favorite and transforming it into a paleo-friendly weeknight meal. Even though the paleo version doesn't include hot dog buns, you'll love the nod to classic chili dogs of leftover chili served over sausage and topped with chopped onions.
Smarts: Chili can separate a bit in the fridge. Be sure to drain off any excess liquid before adding the chili to your sausage.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chili Sausages:
  • Onions, medium white - 1/2, diced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sausages, any paleo-friendly - 4 links
  • Classic American Chili (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
Chili-Spiced Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/8 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Green beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions - Dice onions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Toss green beans with oil (portion for beans), chili powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans to heated pan and saute to get them started cooking. Cover the pan with a lid (it’s okay if it doesn’t fit tightly over the pan you’re using) and steam green beans, shaking the pan frequently, until green beans are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Set green beans aside and squeeze lemon juice over top. Cover them to keep warm.
  3. Return pan / skillet to medium-high heat and add oil (portion for sausages). Add sausages and cook on all sides until brown in spots and heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. When sausages are nearly finished, reheat leftover chili in the microwave. Drain off as much liquid from the chili as possible.
  5. Transfer sausage to a cutting board and slice. Fan sliced sausage out on serving plates.
  6. Top sausage with chili and sprinkle onions over top. Enjoy green beans on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

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Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (5)

12 reviews

These were great, loved a use for leftover chili

By: Sara
Posted: Dec 10, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a very enjoyable quick weeknight meal. I switched things up though, because I was looking for more of a classic hot dog taste. First, I steamed the hot dogs and the buns, then placed a hot dog in each bun and wrapped them individually in foil to keep them warm and soft, until ready to eat. The second change I made was to use an immersion blender on the leftover chili to make more of a chili sauce. The blended beans actually thickened the chili up, making it the perfect consistency to spread over a hot dog. These were a hit and we will be making them again soon!

By: Cameron
Posted: Nov 06, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy because we did the chili before. Green beans were good - but like someone else has mentioned, needed longer than five minutes to cook.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Overall this was a quick and tasty meal and a great way to use up leftover chili. The green beans weren’t my favorite, and needed to cook longer than 5 minutes for me.

By: Melissa
Posted: Nov 01, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chili dogs were yummy. Didn’t do the green beans that night.

By: Danielle
Posted: Oct 29, 2019
Diet: Original
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We loved this. The chili was just the right level of salt to go with a hot dog. We used frozen green beans. Will be adding this to favorites for a simple meal to put together on a busy night.

By: Carrie
Posted: Oct 27, 2019
Diet: Original
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