A little spicy and a little sweet this Sweet Heat Chili has a blend of flavors that will satisfy both your needs. A pure comfort food at it’s best!
It’s Friday! I’m so ready for this weekend! I can’t believe school will be starting soon and the temperature you can tell is already starting to change. Like literally in one went from it being 90 to it being 50, not cool Mother Nature. But I also live in Minnesota and our weather here is seriously crazy. It can be snowing one day to the next day you need to wear a t-shirt, for real.
Anyways, since it has been unseasonable weather, I decided to make up a big pot of chili the other day. I love this stuff, it’s my husband’s absolute favorite as well. He’s likes the sweet taste of this because it is not as tomatoey as the normal chilis one makes. So this one is being requested more and more these days, and I have to admit, I like it better too! Makes it easier for my kids to eat since it’s not chalked full of spiciness!
I love sour cream on my chili, and load that bowl down with cheese and I’m set to go. Top it with some chopped green onions and I have myself a bowl of heaven. But that’s just me. So many people have so many ways of how they love to top their chili, be creative my friends!
Sweet Heat Chili
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 15 oz petite diced tomatoes
- 15 oz pork and beans
- 15 oz kidney beans drained
- 2-3 Tbs chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Salt and pepper
- In large pot brown your ground beef with your onions and garlic.
- Once browned add the rest of your ingredients and stir until combined.
- Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until thickened.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
I added serrano peppers to mine…yummy. Question can you freeze this?
Yes you should be able to freeze this 🙂
Rachel @ cherryandspice.com
Thanks so much Rachel!
YUM!!! Way to rock it this week!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo!
This looks like a great Chili recipe, can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
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It is getting to that time of year where I make chilly and soup all the time! I will have to put this one in my line up too! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party!
That looks soooo good!I thought there’s noodles in there!
Thanks! We loved the sweet aspect of this. Nope no noodles although I love tortellini in my chili!
Dini @ The Flavor Bender
oooh that is not a good temperature plunge! I am waiting for cool weather though! There’s nothing like a nice bowl of comfort food like chilli! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at #saucysaturdays!
This looks like a delicious chili recipe. Thanks for sharing it at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.
Thank you so much for stopping by, we absolutely love this chili.
I love that you put kidney beans in your chili. So many people tell me to use chili beans or pinto beans and that is all. I only use dark red kidney beans and I am never changing! I like the idea of sweet heat chili! The only sweet I ever put in mine is a square of chocolate but you can’t end up tasting it. Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays! Hope to see you next week!
Thanks dear. I have never used chili beans in any of my chilis. I think it hinders my being able to season it to my liking since it’s already flavored. I’ve been curious of putting chocolate in it. I also hear some people but peanut butter also! Thanks for stopping by!!
We have had a milder summer when it’s usually scorching hot. Now the kids just went back to school & our temps are back up to 105. Go figure. I’m ready for fall. I’ve never thought of adding pork & beans to chili. Looks yummy.
It’s still cold here. Very unseasonable. I know pork and beans right! Gives it just the right amount of sweetness!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
ooo sweet chili?! Yum! This is like a traditional recipe but with some extra yumminess. Love this post!
Thanks. We absolutely love it. Has less of the tomato taste and more of a sweet with a hint of spice.