Sweet Chili

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“I am trying to reduce the amount of red meat my family eats so this spicy/sweet chili recipe is heavier on the beans. Also, I use no fat other than what the meat renders. Yes, the ingredients list is long, but it’s mostly seasonings and it makes for a chili that’s BIG on flavor. And you’ll just have to trust me on the addition of the cinnamon and cloves – they’ll be your ‘secret’ ingredients from now on. ;-)”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground round in Dutch oven/pot over medium-high heat. (There is no need to add any oil to Dutch oven. Initially, the meat may stick a bit, but will unstick as you stir it and its juices are released.) If there is any grease in pot after browning, drain meat in colander and add to pot again.
  2. Add ALL of the remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste and cook, at a simmer, for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until chili is thickened to your taste. (If chili is getting too thick, dribble in a little boiling water) Remove bay leaf before serving.
  3. Serve at table with garnishes.
  4. Note: I cut the onion up into chunks along with the green pepper and garlic and minced them in my mini-processor.

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