Hot Link Chili

Hot Link Chili

This chili recipe packs a lot of heat and flavor into one dish. We use all the classic ingredients — pinto beans, jalapeños, chili powder, tomatoes — plus diced pre-cooked hot links for ease. If you want your chili a little milder, any simple precooked sausage would work.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

11-13 mins

Free Time

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ (75g) small onion, diced
  • ½ (80g) medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (30g) medium jalapeño, seeded and small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 (85g) precooked hot link, large dice (we like Evergoods)
  • ½ 15.5oz can pinto beans, drained
  • ½ 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup (60g) chicken stock or water


  1. Combine olive oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, and salt in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add hot links, pinto beans, canned tomatoes (including juices), and stock. Stir to combine. 
  4. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until chili has thickened slightly and flavors have melded.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Finish with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh chives.
  • Serve over rice or corn chips.
  • Makes excellent leftovers — this chili is often even better the next day!
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.