BEST Sweet Chili Recipe
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4.63 from 8 votes

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!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, chili recipes, fall, main dish, soup recipes, soups, winter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Beth Gorden


  • 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


  • 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.