Sweet Lou's Homestyle Chili

April 19, 2024 • 0 comments

Sweet Lou's Homestyle Chili
Sweet Lou has spent years perfecting her chili recipe, adjusting it with care and patience. In this simple video and recipe, she shares some of her cherished tips and secrets, inviting you into her kitchen where every ingredient is chosen with care and every flavor is savored with delight. At Jake's, "Homestyle" means you measure spices with your heart and taste.



  • 1 pound Jake's Italian Sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 quart canned tomatoes (home-canned or store-bought)
  • 2 cups Jake's Chicken Broth
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans beans (black beans, (Farmer Nate's favorite kidney beans, or chili beans), drained and rinsed
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, diced avocado, sliced green onions


  1. Brown Jake's Italian Sausage in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and jalapeno, cooking until softened and fragrant.
  2. Stir in canned tomatoes and Jake's Chicken Broth, bringing the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add thyme, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, adjusting to taste. 
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes to meld the flavors.
  5. Stir in drained and rinsed beans, and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes until desired consistency is reached. The longer the better.
  6. Serve hot, topped with your favorite garnishes.

Gather 'round the table as winter bids farewell and spring begins to peek through the clouds. Enjoy a bowl of Sweet Lou's Homestyle Chili, a farm-favorite recipe crafted with love and passed down through generations. With each spoonful, taste the warmth of family, the comfort of home, and the simplicity of farm-fresh goodness. As we embrace the changing seasons, let Sweet Lou's Chili remind us of the joy found in the simple things: good food, shared laughter, and the love that fills our hearts.

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