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Easy Sweet Chili Recipe
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Easy Sweet Chili

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"I wanted to make a delicious Crockpot® chili that didn't take an hour to prepare. This one, you just open cans and dump them in! You can let this cook all day or it's ready after a couple of hours."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs 10 mins

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil into the beef; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Combine light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in crock of a slow cooker. Stir cooked ground beef into the bean mixture.
  3. Cook on Medium-Low for 2 hours. Stir sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you can wait, at least 6 hours. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 14, 2012

I made this for a family party, so upped the ground beef to 2 pounds. Then used enough garlic powder for 2 cloves, used four different kinds of beans (black, pinto, red, and pink) and didn't use the sugar at all. This was probably the best chili we've ever had!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2015

Wow, I was expecting the best chili I have ever had. This was OK but certainly not the best. I was very hesitant about the corn since I have never had chili with corn but I followed the recipe. Should have followed my instincts. The corn was overpowering and completely changed the consistency of the chili. I used the brown sugar but didn't really taste it. It also seemed very thick and lacking the chili gravy I am accustomed to. Definitely not enough meat. I might try some changes but still looking for that great recipe.

Nov 20, 2012

Made this today and just loved it :) Added some onions and mushrooms because my family loves them! But overall great easy recipe!

Oct 08, 2012

Fantastic and super easy! I swapped out the white sugar for brown, which gives it a wonderfully sweet and smooth flavor. Also, I added in pinto beans. Either way, it is a great chili recipe for those of us on a time schedule. My boys (5 and 3) love the flavor since it isn't spicy at all and goes very well with corn bread.

Dec 18, 2012

Really good and very easy. Wonder if the salt and pepper can be added in the beginning versus after it is done. I did not alter the recipe in anyway and it was great. I would add double the meat next time.

Feb 03, 2013

This is my first review. We were invited to a Superbowl Party and my 9 year old decided she too wanted to enter the chili contest being held. Well, she won 1st place out of 8 entries as judged by only adults! I did forget to buy the corn and she only added 1 tablespoon of sugar (usually not a fan of modifications but this is how she made it based on the original recipe). She followed the rest of the recipe to the letter (getting only help with the hot stove). Thank you for the recipe.

Jan 16, 2013

tried this tonight. Used maple flavoured brown beans and kidney beans left out the sugar. Still had a nice sweet taste. Hubby and I loved it, the kids were on the fence about it.

Feb 01, 2013

Super easy, not too spicy and all my kids loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 567 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.3 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 22.9 g
  • 92%
  • Protein
  • 33.8 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 1392 mg
  • 56%

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

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