This sweet chili recipe can be made in the same pot – fewer dishes – and everyone will love it because it has bacon!
Sometimes, you just crave a hearty bowl of chili. This isn’t your typical spicy chili. It has lots of layers of sweet and smoky flavors. The crunchy bacon on top is the perfect addition to it!
How To Make Sweet Chili
This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. In fact, after making it a few times, you’ll be a pro at it!
In fact, the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and liquid smoke combination can be used as a sauce on sandwiches too. I used it on a roast beef sandwich and it turned out amazing!
What’s In Sweet Chili
All of the amounts are in the printable card further below. You might already have most of these ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry.
- Brown Sugar
- Liquid Smoke
- Cooked and Diced Bacon
- Pork and Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Butter Beans
What To Serve With Sweet Chili
This recipe is so sweet that it pairs best with something savory and salty. Cornbread is always a classic side dish with chili.
Can You Freeze It
Yes, you can freeze this chili and save it for later. When you reheat, it let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator first, then heat it on your stovetop.
It will stay fresh in your freezer for up to 4 months.
How Do You Make Homemade Pork and Beans?
Homemade things taste so much better, so if you want to make homemade baked beans, this recipe from A Mind Full Mom is perfect. It uses a combination of molasses, maple syrup, and apple juice.
Sweet Chili Recipe
Here is the entire recipe in the printable recipe card. Don’t forget to pin this post and share it with your friends. Thank you!
- 1 cup Ketchup
- 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
- 2 TBS vinegar
- 1 TBS liquid smoke
- dash of salt and pepper
- 1 lb hamburger
- 1 package cooked and diced bacon
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 large can VanDeKamps pork and beans
- 1 15 oz can Kidney Beans
- 1 15 oz can Butter Beans
Brown the hamburger meat with the onion in a skillet.
Pour the undrained pork and beans into a large pot.
Mix with all remaining ingredients - drain the kidney and butter beans.
Add browned and drained meat and onions.
Let simmer for 15 minutes or put in a slow cooker for 2-4 hrs on low.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 657mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 7gSugar: 14gProtein: 16g
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