Fruity Chili Recipe -
Fruity Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Fruity Chili

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"This is a sweet spin on an American favorite."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine the tomato sauce, kidney beans, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cayenne pepper in a large sauce pan; bring to a simmer over low heat.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat; place the ground beef in the skillet; season with 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the cayenne pepper; cook until brown; add to the sauce mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the oil until slightly browned; add to the sauce mixture, along with the apple, peach, and banana pepper. Allow to simmer another 1 to 2 minutes until hot.
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Sep 20, 2010

This was amazing! So amazing that I won a chili cook off with this recipie! The one thing I changed was I added brown sugar to it when I thought sugar wasnt enough. I also added more peaches than apples. This will be the chili that I will make instead of the boring old kind from now on.

Nov 18, 2009

I was at first very nervous over trying this with the amount of chili powder called for but decided to go for it. This was our first encounter with a banana pepper and it was delicious in this. I even added the pinch of cayenne. I think the fruit cuts the spiciness down. Will do this chili again.


11 Ratings

Jul 29, 2013

Excellent! If you're looking for something sweet and spicy, this is it! I used one small white onion in place of the red onion because that's all I had and I used two banana peppers from the garden instead of one. My husband and I loved it. I may try brown sugar in place of the white sugar only because I personally would have liked a little more sweetness, but my husband said it was perfect just the way it was. Will definitely keep this one. Thanks!

Nov 06, 2011

I used two cans diced tomatoes in place of the tomato sauce because we like tomatoes. I also only had canned peaches so I used 1/2 can peaches in place of fresh peach. The chili has a sweet and spicy kick!

Dec 18, 2014

I originally didn't think Fruit Chili would taste good but this was amazing! I used banana and coconut milk as well in this, which turned out wonderfully. Quick, simple, and delicious.

Oct 31, 2013

I actually won the chili contest at my work with this one too! I took some of the advise such as sauce and tomatoes (with green chilis), splitting sugar between brown and white, two glasses of water, and I also split the meat with ground beef and sausage. The taste unique and the flavors really complemented each other. Oh and because "Fruity Chili" turned people off I renamed it Chica Loca Chili (Chiquita banana inspired)

Dec 19, 2012

I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef and used the canned peaches as suggested by lisa73177. This was a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 9.9 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 820 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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