What's Cooking This Weekend? My Famous Sweet & Spicy Chili!

Looking for something quick and simple to cook this weekend? Here's a recipe of my famous (at least famous with my family and friends :) Sweet & Spicy Chili. It's super easy and very delicious so give it try and let me know what you think!

**Disclaimer: measurements are my best estimations since I don't usually use measurements when I make my chili so feel free to adjust depending on your tastes!

  • 1 lb - lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2.5 tbsp - chili powder (separated)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1tbsp - chopped garlic
  • 1 - 15oz can of red kidney beans
  • 1 - medium can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 - small can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp - brown sugar (I use Splenda blend)
  • 1 - onion, diced
  • 1 - green, red, or yellow bell pepper (I use a half of all three!), diced
  • Season the ground meat with 1/2 tbsp of chili powder and salt and pepper
  • Heat oil in a dutch pot on medium and add in garlic, stirring until brown
  • Place seasoned meat in the hot oil and cook thoroughly until brown
  • Stir in red kidney beans for about 5 mins
  • Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, stirring until it's at a boil
  • Stir in brown sugar and 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • Add in onions and peppers, stir and mix in well
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for about 20-30 mins
Note: I add the onions and peppers last because during the simmering stage they soften considerably!

Once it's ready to serve, enjoy with sour cream and/or the Sweet & Spicy Doritos chips (the purple bag! :).