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BEST Sweet Chili Recipe

Chili can be hit or miss with many kids. But this Sweet Chili Recipe is always a favorite with everyone who tries it! The slightly sweet sauce combined with the baked beans and ground beef are a welcome comfort food all year long! Plus this sweet chilii recipe is super easy to throw together! This sweet chili recipe brown sugar and baked beans is sure to be a favorite with your whole family.

Chili can be hit or miss with many kids. But this Sweet Chili Recipe is always a favorite with everyone who tries it! The slightly sweet sauce combined with the baked beans and ground beef are a welcome comfort food all year long! Plus this sweet chilii recipe is super easy to throw together! This sweet chili recipe brown sugar and baked beans is sure to be a favorite with your whole family.

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Sweet Chili Recipe

Fall is our families favorite season. I don’t know if it is the brisk mornings, the beauty of colorful falling leaves, going to the pumpkin patch or the warm homemade soups with homemade bread.  But whatever it is, our favorite sweet chili recipe is perfect to make any day for a quick supper! Fall and winter are the best time to whip up some healthy, easy, warm soup recipes. I know some kids bawk at soup, and to be honest there are lots of soup recipes my kids don’t like. But this sweet chili is a favorite soup recipe that kids and picky eaters alike will LOVE!

Sweet chilli recipe

Have you heard of people making a sweet chili recipe brown sugar, but weren’t sure what they meant or how to make sweet chili? There are a variety of ways to make this popular chili. You can use sweet chili beans, baked, beans, brown sugar, molasses, or variety of other methods. Let me share with your my award wining, best sweet chili recipe that is both easy to make and the BEST homemade sweet chili you will ever taste!

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Sweet Chili

All you need to make this delicious and satisfying sweet chili are a few common ingredients you can quickly “thow” together.

  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large sweet pepper
  • 33 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14 cup molasses or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 large cans baked beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups corn (optional)

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Best sweet chili recipe

Start out by cutting up and cooking 6-8 pieces of bacon in a large stock pot. We use bacon with no nitrates added. Cook bacon over medium, high heat until the bacon is lightly browned. It only takes about 3-5 minutes because it is already cut up.

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Next, chop up one sweet pepper.

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Cook the sweet pepper in with the bacon and the bacon grease. You will continue to cook the pepper and bacon in the pan another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent over growning.

Cooking the pepper in the bacon grease will add some extra flavor to your chili. You can use red, orange, yellow, purple or even the home grown chocolate pepper varieties.

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How to make sweet chili

Then add 1 lb of lean ground beef to your easy sweet chili recipe.  We use organic 100% grass fed and finished ground beef, but you could use ground turkey or steak meat if you prefer.

Now continue cook while you break apart he beef and stir  this quick and easy dinner until the meat is cooked through.

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Finally the easy part is dumping in cans of baked beans, brown sugar or molasses, salt / pepper, corn, tomato sauce, and dry mustard (secret ingredient that adds a little something special to your  easy sweet chili). Cook until heated thoroughly, about 7-8 more minutes.

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Chili with tomato soup and brown sugar

Your recipe can be made quickly in stock pot taking only 20 minutes or you can let it hang out over low heat to let the flavors take longer to mix and develop into a rich, sweet, robust flavor your family will love.

HINT: You can make this crock pot and freezer friendly recipe in an instapot if you prefer by putting it on sauté to cook bacon, pepper, and beef before adding remaining ingredients and setting your pot to cook for 5 minutes.

Chili can be hit or miss with many kids. But this Sweet Chili Recipe is always a favorite with everyone who tries it! The slightly sweet sauce combined with the baked beans and ground beef are a welcome comfort food all year long! Plus this sweet chilii recipe is super easy to throw together! This sweet chili recipe brown sugar and baked beans is sure to be a favorite with your whole family.Easy sweet chili recipe

This hearty, satisfying sweet chili soup is perfect to warm you up on a cold winters day!

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Serve your yummy sweet chili with fritos, corn chips, tostitoes, or a slice of cornbread!

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This easy-to-make, satisfying chili can be made ahead and re-heated, cooked conveniently in the crockpot, or whipped up in a jiffy in under 30 minutes for a quick weekday dinner.

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There are several different ways you can play around with and tweak your dinner recipe to make it perfect for your family. Here are a couple additional ingredients you can add to make it uniquely yours:

  • fire roasted corn (has a deeper flavor)
  • corn with pimientos (for a little extra kick)
  • jalapenos (give your chili a sweet and tangy flavor
  • 1/2 cup  bbq sauce – adding barbecue sauce gives it a litte zesty twist to this chili recipe with brown sugar
  • fire roasted tomatoes to add more healthy vegetables (okay so technically it is a fruit, but it is good for you!)

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Unlike traditional Chili, this Sweet Chili has baked beans and is super EASY to make. Favorite even with picky eaters. YUMMY

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BEST Sweet Chili Recipe
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BEST Sweet Chili Recipe

Chili can be hit or miss with many kids. But this Sweet Chili Recipe is always a favorite with everyone who tries it!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, chili recipes, fall, main dish, soup recipes, soups, winter
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large sweet pepper, chopped
  • 33 ounces tomato sauce (1 box)
  • 1/4 cup molasses or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 large cans baked beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups corn, optional

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot cook 4-6 slices of cut up bacon over medium high heat until it looks about half way done – just about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add a chopped pepper (any color) to the bacon and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1 lb ground beef and continue to cook until book is thoroughly cooked.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients and continue cooking until heated thoroughly, about 7-8 more minutes.
  • Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • 5 stars
    Well I thought I had bought ground turkey but instead bought sausage!! How could I have done that!! And thank you for the brown rice link, and yup that was the one!! Anyway I did make this tonight but instead of turkey I used ground beef! It was all I had and I wanted to make this so bad. But guess what – it was fantastic!! I know it would have been healthier with the turkey but this was, as my husband said — give it two yums!!! Thanks again

  • 5 stars
    Finally getting around to leaving a comment. This has become our go to meal all winter long for the last couple years and I always tell people I got it on your site.

  • 5 stars
    My kids are picky eaters and I wasn’t sure about this… but I decided to try it and it was a huge hit. I love how easy it was to make

  • 5 stars
    Tried this in quarantine and just now getting back to rate it. This recipe is super flavorful, easy to make, and best of all – my family loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  • 5 stars
    I don’t usually take time to write a review, but this was so yummy I just had to. Thanks!

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