Sweet Easy Chili


Can you ever have too many chili recipes? This one is different..not spicy, but sweet and delicious – Sweet Easy Chili.

Ingredients (makes 6+ servings)
Adapted from All Recipes

1 pound ground beef or turkey
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried basil
2 (15 oz) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans corn
3 tbsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Begin to brown the ground beef / turkey in a skillet over medium heat. While cooking, add in the garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil. Continue to cook and stir unto completely done.

Combine the kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in a crock pot. Add in and stir the cooked ground beef.

Cook on low for 2 hours. Stir the sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you want, 2-6 more hours. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Tip: This whole process can be expedited by cooking the chili in a large soup pot over the stove. After adding all of the ingredients (minus the sugar) let the chili cook over low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Add in the sugar, and cook for 20 more minutes. Or skip the sugar all together, I’ve had it both ways! Also, sometimes I find that diced tomatoes are still kind of large, so I’ll take a pair of kitchen scissors and cut them smaller, just stick them directly in the can!

Enjoy! Only 34 days until Spring!

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  1. Yum, I love chili and this does sound so easy!

  2. Sounds delicious! I pinned it!

  3. Thank you for sharing with us at FFF.

  4. Yum! I love chili.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  5. Chili is so good .. I busted out the crock pot the other day to make chili and ended up doing pulled pork instead. Oh well … next time!

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  6. This looks so delicious. Perfect for our cold weather. YUM.

  7. No, you definitely cannot have too many chili recipes! I’m a big chili fan. This one looks like a keeper.

    Found you at the Craft-o-Maniac blog party. :)

  8. I am sure this is just amazing! Thanks so much for coming to my link-up party yesterday, I hope you’ll come back again next week! xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Love this recipe! Perfect for a cold winter day!


  10. Thanks for the countdown to spring! 34 days is not so bad. This recipe looks great. I add sugar to my spaghetti sauce so I can see how this would be great! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

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  12. I tend to make my chili sweet too! I’ve never used black beans!

  13. Sounds good – perfect for this cold winter day! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  14. Beth this looks DELISH! Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

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