Close overhead shot of bowl of southern chili recipe on a wooden surface
"Good Luck" Southern Chili Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Perfect for New Year's Day (or any other cool evening), this Southern Chili recipe is a reader favorite!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: southern chili recipe, stovetop chili
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 323.9 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I used 93% lean)
  • 1 lb. bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 (15.8 ounce) can black eyed peas, NOT drained
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon Creole (or Cajun) seasoning, divided
  • Optional, for serving: sliced green onion, grated cheese, sour cream, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro, cornbread, Fritos, or saltine crackers
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown beef and sausage over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. After about 5 minutes of browning, add onions, peppers, and garlic. Season with ¾ teaspoon of Creole seasoning. Continue cooking until the vegetables are soft (about 7 more minutes). Drain off the fat.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, including the additional ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning. Bring the chili to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer (uncovered) for about 30 minutes. The broth will reduce and the chili will thicken as it simmers.
  3. Ladle chili into bowls and garnish with desired toppings.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
"Good Luck" Southern Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 323.9 Calories from Fat 163
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.1g28%
Saturated Fat 6.2g39%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 1041.4mg45%
Potassium 215.2mg6%
Carbohydrates 20.3g7%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 5.5g6%
Protein 20.6g41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.